Problem with Shelter dog and cats

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Problem with Shelter dog and cats
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 11:28am

Not sure this is the right place to post this, but here goes!

About a year ago we adopted a German Shepard from the local Humane Society.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 11-21-2001
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 2:28pm

Hi mmaielua and Welcome to the Board.

Laura
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Registered: 05-17-2001
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 1:24pm
Thank yoiu so much for your response, I appreaciate it so much!

We don't know exaclty what happened, we saw the cat one morning, then no trace until the next morning when we found her inside our fence. There are coyotes very close, the bed down in a grass pile in the corner of our yard, very close to our house. Normally the cat would be inside at night, but she never came in that night. Our dog is the one animal that goes inside the fence, she never did. I guess she could have been attacked outside of the fence, and ran inside to get away, and died there. But just the fact that the dog would want to go after her every time he was outside, we figured she got in the fence, he was out there and got her.

She sounds like the cat you were describing. She'd run in front of Grayson, taunt him, climb trees and look down at him, get just close enough to touch noses and sprint away. I suppose she could have attacked him first, she was pretty feisty.

We've been watching him very closely with our inside cats, and he doesn't act any differently that he did before. He acutally tries to avoid them, tries to not look at them, in case they might come close and try to snuggle. We're very comfortable with him and our kids, they love on him and he just soaks it up. He's gentl with me and the girls, likes to play rough with DH, but knows to be gentle with us. He's a very needy dog, I'm sure he was abused and neglected before he was taken to the Humane Society. He has issues with sepaeration. He'll panic when we leave, we can't leave him insdie the house, he destroyed several blinds pawing and biting to see outside. And the moulding around a door, and he bit through a door knob.

My DH is still very disappointed in him, but it's getting better. I'm sure we'll never know if it was him or not, but we will stil keep a very close eye on him anyway.

~Misty~