Hello. My name is Michelle. I grew up with cats, always have had my own cats as an adult, & am generally a very cat oriented person. I've always enjoyed other peoples' dogs, but never wanted to have one. My dh, Paul, has a bunch of crazy ideas that I never let him do. When he mentioned that he wanted a dog, I decided to let him win that one. I was very concerned about my two kitties, & how they would get along.
About three & half weeks ago we adopted a Pitbull mix from the shelter. Paul's brother adopted a pitbull about a year ago, & he's such an amazing dog. Our new pup is called Fiona, & I'm absolutely in love w/her! She was five months old when we got her, & for a pitbull puppy, she is not overly wild at all. Her & one of our cats, Ari, get along really well. Mia hid in the basement (which has a kitty door on it) for the first week or two, but now she will come upstairs as long as Fiona is outside or sitting still. They're definitely making progress.
Fiona is generally non-agressive towards the cats, but sometimes she doesn't quite realize that they don't want to play w/her the way that her dog friends do. Any suggestions on how to make her realize that? She's a very smart girl, but she sure loves to play w/anything that moves.
Here are some pictures of my furbabies:
Mia, 6 year old
Ari, 5 years
Fiona, 6 months