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09-01-2014 10:47 AM
Beebz03 Well I left yesterday and locked the cats in my bedroom with a bunch of toys and a make shift tower they could climb to see out the window. I have been living with cats since the day I was born, all 29 years so I'm not worried about them. I talked to the girl who's checking on them and she will be walking my dog every day as well.

I am lucky my dog has good temperament I didn't realize it could be so dangerous, I have been leaving them home alone together every day I go to work for 8-10 hours for the year I have had the dog and no problems.
08-31-2014 05:57 PM
Cassidy's Mom
Originally Posted by MichaelE View Post
It sounds like a recipe for disaster.
I agree. Never, never, never. I've had GSDs and cats for 28 years, but have never left them loose together when we're not home. If you insist on leaving your cats and dog at home while you're out of town, please separate them in different rooms.
08-31-2014 05:32 PM
trcy I have no issues leaving my cat alone. The longest has been 10 days. She has an automatic feeder and a huge water bowl. We just put out extra littler boxes.

Dogs are another story. I would not even leave them overnight alone. They go with me or I take them to my parents house.
08-31-2014 01:01 PM
Originally Posted by lyssa62 View Post
I couldn't do it....I agree I'd find somebody to house sit for the week or board the dog. There are just too many things that can go wrong and that's not something I would want to come home to
Same here. Cats would do pretty well as long as they had adequate food & water. But I would find a boarding kennel I could trust and take my dog there. And if I couldn't afford it, I wouldn't go. That's just how I am about my dogs.
08-31-2014 10:05 AM
MaggieRoseLee I wouldn't worry about the cats so much if there had never been an issue before.

I would NOT like to leave my dogs with out a ton more 'supervision' and the social aspect of being with people.

I know that I work out deals with my friends with dogs. And why I PURPOSELY socialize my dogs and have them out with lots of dogs making friends.

Because when I DO have to go (and I also have cats that I easily can leave at the house) I take my dogs OVER TO MY FRIENDS and they have a blast with a week long trip to stay with their best doggy friends!

I take my friends dogs when they have to leave, they take mine when I have to leave. We are all happy, dogs are all safe, we don't have to add a $$$$ for a kennel. And, frankly, my dogs have a vacation too!
08-31-2014 08:56 AM
lyssa62 I couldn't do it....I agree I'd find somebody to house sit for the week or board the dog. There are just too many things that can go wrong and that's not something I would want to come home to
08-31-2014 08:15 AM
Beebz03 uh......maybe I will lock the cats in my bedroom
08-31-2014 08:09 AM
Ace GSD The scary part is when the dog get bored
08-31-2014 07:55 AM
MichaelE It sounds like a recipe for disaster.
08-31-2014 12:32 AM
BahCan A coworker did something similar to what you are asking, it was with a JRT and cats that had been living together for years, it did not turn out well for one of the cats. I personally would not give them free run together and would try to find somebody to stay over.
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