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Kitten and dog playing

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puggymummy1 Sat 25-Jun-16 08:12:18

So, Toki is settling in nicely. He's very confident and bold. DDog2 pug mix and Toki have started to play. This includes dog rolling over whilst kitten licks him, pawing at each other and mouthing, going round in circles etc. It's a good thing right? Will they carry on like this or will the kitten get bored with him as he matures?

cozietoesie Sat 25-Jun-16 09:03:36

The kitten will likely become bored in my experience. There will likely continue to be the odd kindly interaction but the pleasures of kittenhood will eventually pall a bit. Is Toki to be an outside going cat?

puggymummy1 Sat 25-Jun-16 09:22:51

He will be an outside cat indeed.

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jun-16 09:38:23

One of our dogs still plays with several of our cats - they love him and continually wind themselves round his legs and rub their heads on his chin. He shows his affection by chewing their necks and using them as floor mops - all in good fun!

wallywobbles Sat 25-Jun-16 09:41:01

Playing is good. Our stopped when we added another dog to the mix and the original dog went for the cat. It was a warning.

NeedACleverNN Sat 25-Jun-16 09:46:22

I dunno. My nan has a dog and a cat that still cuddle up together and play and it's been 5 years plus. Cat is an out door cat but when ever she comes indoors she immediately seeks out the dog for a cuddle

cozietoesie Sat 25-Jun-16 10:31:14

A needy cat? smile

The Lodger would ignore any dog that couldn't hold their own in a game of Seven Card Stud. wink

puggymummy1 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:42:04

It's cute. I hope it lasts. Both pug and pug cross play with him and both dogs play with each other and he observes.

user7755 Sat 25-Jun-16 10:45:39

Our dog (7 year old chocolate lab) and cat (1 year old rag doll) love each other, they often play and when I come downstairs in the morning they are usually spooning in the dogs bed.

RubbishMantra Sat 25-Jun-16 21:26:12

I want photographs of cats and dogs spooning!

My first cat, when he was a kitten, was determined to befriend my staffy.

She would just turn her back, facing the wall and ignore him. He took his revenge by sitting half way up the stairs, and she was too afraid to pass him. Eventually she gave in to his overtures of friendship, and he would suckle on a (benign) growth on her tummy. Poor dog.

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jun-16 22:11:56

How about this?

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jun-16 22:13:45

Or this?

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jun-16 22:16:07

Or this?

dudsville Sat 25-Jun-16 22:18:44


cozietoesie Sat 25-Jun-16 22:31:00

A whippet?

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jun-16 23:07:29

Mine? Portuguese Podengos

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jun-16 23:08:41

Here they are

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 25-Jun-16 23:13:31

they can get along...

we have puppywalked and one of our three cats really quite likes the puppies, the older cat (now deceased) never really had anythign to do with them and the other just maintains a dignfied distance with the occasional uncalled for violent swipe

Idiotcat puts up with the pups bouncing, will teach them cat manners and will sleep in their beds to prove a point. However one of the pups and him had a real bromance, so I guess it is just a question of personalities!

puggymummy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 08:53:45

No spooning yet but a bit of snuggling with the lady pug. Pug cross has taken himself off to be alone with his toy monkey.

cozietoesie Sun 26-Jun-16 09:17:03

The kitten's dozing and lady pug has her back turned to it. They like/trust each other, I reckon.

puggymummy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 09:33:01

Toki kitten is ridiculously confident and lady pug is very laid back.

cozietoesie Sun 26-Jun-16 09:42:13

They're not watching each other. That says a great deal to me. smile

cozietoesie Sun 26-Jun-16 09:45:26

Although that doesn't mean that there won't be the odd spat - eg kittens being known to bite extremities etc. I wouldn't leave them alone until Toki has a bit more common sense, I think.

puggymummy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 10:10:05

More likely to be a spat between kitten and pug cross. Toki has already discovered pug crosses tiny winkle and nipples!

cozietoesie Sun 26-Jun-16 10:18:45


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