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Post by ShadEO9 on Sat Mar 26 2016, 19:00

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I just wanted to ask a little advice from you all in regards to Tia; our new 4-5 month old female staffy and our 8 month old house kitten. We introduced the two very calmly and slowly which seemed to have worked a treat on Tia's arrival. Tia isn't at all aggressive but does show a very high and unwanted attention to our cat. It all appears to be in a very playful manner but usually involves ending up with the cat being playfully chased by Tia which has included a little nip now and again.

Although Tia is playing as you can imagine our cat is not overly impressed by all the attention, although she has been known to start the play when Tia has been sleeping or relaxing out of the cats way. She doesn't show any signs of being scared or overly threatened by the dog though mind. Its just i worry (perhaps over worry if i am honest) that things could get a little too boisterous and bouncy which could lead to a little heated scrap. I'm currently forever finding myself having to use the 'Tia! Leave it!' quote more often than i would like which she abides to 90% of the time.

But my question is, how much is too much? And will there ever be a time where they are not so much interested in following each other's every move?
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by Jenc on Sat Mar 26 2016, 19:08

Just make sure the cat has an safe escape place it can get to when play time is over. Usually somewhere high, if the cat doesn't like the attention it wouldn't disturb Tia when she was resting just watch out for the claws near Tia's eyes!!!!


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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by -Ian- on Sat Mar 26 2016, 19:11

I would have said exactly the same as Jen, just ensure there is an escape route to somewhere high and out the way. I'm sure as time goes by they will either start to ignore each other or simply rub along like housemates Smile


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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Sat Mar 26 2016, 19:55

Thanks you two. Yeah i never though of it like that in regards to the cat coming back to play when Tia is not showing her any interest.

I always make sure the cat has an escape route; either the kitchen worktops or the back of several high sofas and chairs. I also make sure the two are and never would be left alone to their own devices as I for one would never settle! lol.

Here's hoping in time this'll work out! Smile
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by -Ian- on Sat Mar 26 2016, 20:03

I'm sure it will all be fine but will probably give you a good few laughs along the way Big Grin


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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Sat Mar 26 2016, 20:08

-Ian- wrote:I'm sure it will all be fine but will probably give you a good few laughs along the way Big Grin


Thank you! Oh yes, If these last few days are anything to go by I'm sure you're correct! Laughing
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by Mia05 on Sat Mar 26 2016, 21:17

I would give the cat a high place to escape to introduce on lesd introductions to the cat and take it slowly

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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Sun Mar 27 2016, 12:27

Mia05 wrote:I would give the cat a high place to escape to introduce  on lesd introductions to the cat and take it slowly

Thanks. So far today has been good. They've slowly began to tolerate one another that little bit more. Slow steps to the bigger picture though for sure Smile
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by Mia05 on Sun Mar 27 2016, 12:35

defo will take the cat a wee while to get used to tia .my nanas cat would run everytime a dog came in the house but with mia was absolutely fine as she knew mia wouldnt chase her mia just had a sniff and lay down Laughing never known a staffy like her Smile

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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:08

Evening all! I think with much time and patience we may be making progress... https://www.instagram.com/p/BDjEvgosBj_/
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Post by LizP on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:09

Just a little! Wonderful photo, so great to see.


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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:15

Thanks! Big Grin Here's hoping this is a sign of things to come!
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Post by -Ian- on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:20

ShadEO9 wrote:Evening all! I think with much time and patience we may be making progress... https://www.instagram.com/p/BDjEvgosBj_/

Certainly looks like progress Fran, wonder how long it'll last Laughing


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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by Jenc on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:26

Best buddies already Love Struck


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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:39

-Ian- wrote:
ShadEO9 wrote:Evening all! I think with much time and patience we may be making progress... https://www.instagram.com/p/BDjEvgosBj_/

Certainly looks like progress Fran, wonder how long it'll last Laughing

Lol! I'm half expecting a cat and dog chase before too long lol. Laughing
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by shegsy on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:40

BFF Love Struck  No need to have been worried really!! Melted my heart
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:41

Jenc wrote:Best buddies already Love Struck

It appears so! This is the most tolerant they have been with each other so far that's for sure! Smile
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Post by ShadEO9 on Tue Mar 29 2016, 20:42

shegsy wrote:BFF Love Struck  No need to have been worried really!! Melted my heart

I know right! A huge step in the right direction. I'm so pleased with the two of them
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Post by Steph7990 on Thu May 12 2016, 19:39

It was nice seeing that photo. I have my 8 week old staffy coming home soon and got to introduce him to 2 cats. Any tips seeing as urs look so settled together
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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by ShadEO9 on Thu May 12 2016, 21:58

Thank you, My only suggestion is what others have said. Make sure the cat had a get away everytime they are together. But at 8 weeks you'll have very little if no problems at all.

And remember as they grow they do become much more playful and boisterous, which can make playtime between the two look a lot worse than it actually is. Tia is great with Nala Cat and they have formed a great bond together. She knows her limits when it comes to playtime and Nala Cat gives just as good  if not more lol. Have fun when your new Staffy arrives home! They are a real bundle of joy! Smile

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Re: A little advice about Tia the staffy and our pussy cat

Post by Mia05 on Fri May 13 2016, 09:51

that photos fab mia is exactly the same with cats Love Struck

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Post by ShadEO9 on Tue May 17 2016, 13:14

It's great when such friendships work out. I was a little concerned to start that my two were going to constantly clash. But thankfully that's not the case.
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