Our Dog Killed Our Cat!!
From The Dog Crazy Newsletter
Last Saturday I sent you an article by our “Irreverent Vet” titled Dog Breeds that are Bad with Cats .
The response to this article has been INCREDIBLE! Over 20,000 people read that article and many sent comments about their own dog/cat experiences. I will share / post as many comments as we can over the next week as many of them are excellent.
Today, I want to share one of the stories we got. I think we can all learn something from it.
Here is Donna’s story about how her dog killed her cat.
“We have a Weimaraner that killed my cat. I was devastated. I had the cat for years, and also had 2 other dogs that got along fine with the cat. But when I got married, my husband had a Weimaraner puppy. I did my best to socialize him with the cat, just like I did with my other dogs. Things seemed to be fine, but he did always seem to have the instinct to chase her. One day I came home, and found my cat dead.
I usually kept my cat in a separate area of the house when I wasn’t home, just to make sure she was safe, so I’m not sure how he got to her. But anyway, it was a terrible thing. I do still love my Weimar very much, (although I’ll admit it took me awhile to forgive him). He’s really a truly sweet, lovable, and wonderful dog. But I think the chase and hunt instinct in him was too great, especially if she ran, or hissed at him. He loves to chase most anything, birds, squirrels (he recently caught one of those too), rabbits, etc. I think it’s just his breed. I’ve heard stories of Weimaraner getting along with cats, but I would never take the chance again, nor would I advise anyone to get a Weimaraner if they have a cat. Just my personal experience, I thought I would share.
Good luck to those who have cats and dogs. I’d love to have another cat, but I’ve learned a hard lesson with my Weimar.”
Thanks for sharing your story Donna. Thanks for forgiving your dog, you are a kind spirit.
If you did not read the Irreverent Vet’s article on what Dog Breeds don’t get along with Cats Go to: Dog Breeds that are Bad with Cats – The Irreverent Vet Speaks Out.
You may be surprised…
Hope you are having great weekend.
Until next time…
P.S. – So who is the Irreverent Vet? He/She has over 15 years of veterinary experience and is very, very knowledgeable. I ask the “Irreverent Vet” to tackle tough topics on a regular basis. His/Her comments may not be popular sometimes, but they are honest and are intended to give you an insight into what vets really think (but may be afraid to say to their clients).
If you did not read the Irreverent Vet’s article Go to: Dog Breeds that are Bad with Cats – The Irreverent Vet Speaks Out (you’ll see what I mean)