Monday, May 12, 2008


When reviewing our available dogs page, there is a category that answers whether or not the featured dog is good with cats. Bostons all have unique personalities like most dogs. Most are good with cats. Some unfortunately don't mean any harm but they cannot resist the urge to chase what moves! Your resident cat may not appreciate this game and will soon grow tired of spending his days moving through your house by way of all the high places, never touching the ground. And cat owners know that when a cat is not happy, they find very strong ways of letting you know and making sure that you are not happy either.

The Boastful Boston has a cat who will spend hours grooming the resident bostons and the oldest will take her turn and groom the cat back! They are best friends. My cat is an indoor cat but she went through a phase where she felt that if her siblings go out the front door each morning, she should as well. For about 2 weeks, she would follow them out and follow them in each morning. Unfortunately, this bonding experience had to end when she decided to take a detour up a tree for a better view of her canine siblings. After my next door neighbor had to climb the tree and throw her down to me, she lost her morning outing privileges.

Scottie, adopted in 2007 is also good with cats. So much so that they have apparently entered into a conspiracy. Scottie wants something on the counter - after a brief conversation between the two, the cat jumps up on the counter and knocks the desired object to the floor within Scottie's reach.

Scottie, his forever family of newly weds, another boston and of course the cat are living a great life. If you have a cat, please don't be afraid to try a boston who has either been cleared as good with cats or one who has not yet had the opportunity to meet a cat. As is the case in my house, some of our volunteers and Scottie's house - a new best friend forever could be the result!


At 1:02 AM, Blogger Zach & Megan Jones said...

Those are some cute Bostons, if we still lived in the area we'd opt for a third BT. Thanks and keep up the good work at BTRNC. Zach & Megan


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