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  1. #1 On the subject of kittens and puppies. 
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
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    Interesting what you just said about greys on the other thread. My elderly mother's elderly widowed neighbour and good friend, lost her border collie early this year. I've always got on well with BCs, and especially this one, Holly, a girl dog getting on in years, but not really showing it until the last. I used to love walking her, always off the leash, so smart, always looking back to see where I was, always coming back to me when getting close to a road. I used to take her to the village pub, where, of course, everyone knew her and everyone knew whose dog she really was, i.e. not mine, Marie's.

    My mother's friend Marie couldn't bear being without a dog, so she's gone and got a grey female, Bella, who I understand is a racetrack rescue. Apparently, she's a great dog, and I am told that I will fall in love when I meet her. I'm sure that's true.

    I've decided lately that I don't much like living here without cat or dog. For me, there is something seriously wrong about a home with no pets. It just doesn't feel right. Right now, I'm living in a house, albeit quite a nice one, but in no way is it a home.

    So I've decided to get both a dog and a cat. Current thinking is a kitten and a pupper, and the reasoning behind this is that I want them to get along, and getting them as babies is probably the best shot I'll have of making it so. Apparently event ordering (which one is first in their new home, as well as the age down to weeks, that they are introduced) is quite important, so I am giving this some serious research effort. I have to get this one right. I am looking specifically at ethical breeders that spend time and effort making sure that their pups and kittens are socialised to the other species.

    This is going to be a lot of hard work and will require major planning and a huge amount of effort and expenditure. I'm making changes in my life to make sure that this will be possible and that I will be able to give both of them the start in life they need and deserve.

    I'm pretty much settled on a Scottish Fold for the kitteh. They are unbearably cute and very sociable and affectionate, and get along with canines well.

    I'm not sure what for the pupper. I really love BCs, but they have the highest rate of referral and rehoming for behavioural issues. That said, I am close to concluding a deal where I will be able to work from home and set my travel agenda to suit my own requirements, so at the moment I'm thinking a BC pupper is definitely on the short list.

    I'd really welcome any suggestions and advice from you folks.
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    My number one most favorite out of six dogs is Wally , he is a dingo and one of the most brilliant minds of our time. I am surprised that dingos aren't ruling Australia by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    My number one most favorite out of six dogs is Wally , he is a dingo and one of the most brilliant minds of our time. I am surprised that dingos aren't ruling Australia by now.
    I've been reading very positive info about the Australian Cattle Dog, which apparently has close links to the dingo. They are supposedly a bit calmer but as smart as BCs. Definitely on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    I've been reading very positive info about the Australian Cattle Dog, which apparently has close links to the dingo. They are supposedly a bit calmer but as smart as BCs. Definitely on the list.
    That of course will require Sonna's permission !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    That of course will require Sonna's permission !
    Hey Megs, here's the kitteh, Scottish Fold, I'm getting.



    Damn, how cute is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    Hey Megs, here's the kitteh, Scottish Fold, I'm getting.



    Damn, how cute is that?
    Now that is just disgusting!:eek::D
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    and why aren't you getting a bulldog like a proper limey should?? hummmm???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    and why aren't you getting a bulldog like a proper limey should?? hummmm???
    Slobber, mostly. I've thought seriously about a German Boxer, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    Hey Megs, here's the kitteh, Scottish Fold, I'm getting.



    Damn, how cute is that?
    In my minds eye I can see her as she grows up and rules the roost. She will be a comfort for you in your rapidly approaching old age .BTW Have you always had a cat growing up ?Cats are much neater and clean up after themselves .Puppies require lots of care .
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    She will be a comfort for you in your rapidly approaching old age .
    Snicker snicker.:D
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