My puppy should be coming home today!!

United States
April 26, 2013 11:26am CST
There was a slight hiccup.. although I had all 3 of my cats in to the vet for check ups in the fall, 2 of them did not get their distemper shots at the time. The shelter insists all current animals in the house be up to date on vaccines before they'll let the dog come home.. so I have an appointment to bring those 2 cats in today for their vaccines. After which I should be able to bring my doggie home! So it's going to be a crazy afternoon! I have to go down to the town hall to get the dog license, then bring the cats to the vet for their shots.. then I can finally go get the puppy. The kids will be so thrilled! My cats won't be I"m sure.. they've never been around a dog in their lives.. but I'm hoping within a few days they'll get used to him! I am so excited about bringing my doggie home!! He's going to love it here.. and we're going to love having him! Are all your animals up to date on their vaccines?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Apr 13
I am so happy for you that your going to get to bring your puppy home soon! =) The shelters are pretty strict with things like that, I know they are here anyway. My dogs are both up to date on their shots. Next I have to get my one dog to the vet to get spayed. She's not around any other male dogs or anything but I would rather be safe than sorry.
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
26 Apr 13
Good for you! I agree, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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• United States
26 Apr 13
Yeah, I think it's very important to get animals fixed. All my cats are fixed, and I will be getting the dog fixed as soon as I can afford to. I have to pay a $40 deposit at the shelter which I'll get back after he's fixed.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
26 Apr 13
Sweetie Belle needs to go in for shots and to get spayed. I might just have her declawed while I am at it. I hope Turbo is adjusting as well as the cats.
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• United States
27 Apr 13
Oh please don't declaw her! It's cruel.. and she'll have no way to defend herself if she ever needs to!
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
27 Apr 13
If she would stop clawing up Lily I wouldn't consider having it done. I have trimmed her nails a few times, but she wiggles too much.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
27 Apr 13
She has been getting a little better lately about the scratching. I don't know if that is her getting older (She is almost a year old now.) or if it is Lily getting better about it. Jeremy and I are constantly telling her that the cat is saying she wants down.
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
26 Apr 13
Wow, that was fast! LOL How exciting! I hope the cats get along with Turbo. I'm a little worried about that. How old are your kitties anyway? I know when I got my last cat (he passed away in 2004), my in-laws had a couple of older cats. The younger one, although an adult, took to him while the more mature one never did. Of course she was 19 at the time and not too thrilled my husband and I got a kitten. I know it's not exactly the same thing, but still, it's something to think about when it comes to adding a new pet. To answer your question, yes, my dog is UTD on her vaccines. The rest of my pets, no. But then again they're parrots, chickens, and a lizard! LOL Again, good luck! Happy mylotting!
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• United States
26 Apr 13
They tested the dog with cats last night and he did great! So that isn't a problem. I have no idea what my cats will do.. probably freak out at first.. but I'm hoping they eventually warm up to the dog. They did eventually warm up to the new kitten Draco we brought home last summer.. well, Eclipse did anyway. Twilight doesn't like anybody, not even Eclipse and they were litter mates! Twilight and Eclipse are about 2 or 3.. Draco is just about 1 year old.
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
26 Apr 13
If Twilight doesn't like anyone you might have a problem. Keep in mind that even though they tested Turbo on cats, your cats haven't been tested on Turbo. So please be careful and take it slow when introducing them to each other. Good luck!
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• United States
27 Apr 13
It's not too different from introducing a new cat to the home. It takes a few days to get adjusted. So far the 2 cats have come to check out the dog, and we've been close by. Twilight is extremely cautious, won't come anywhere near the dog. But the dog has been really good. He's more interested in laying on the sofa with the kids. When he sees a cat he perks up and looks, but hasn't gone after them. Draco came close to get a sniff, and the dog started making a funny noise.. not quite a growl, he was sort of talking. Then he did start growling but hubby was right there telling him no.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
26 Apr 13
By now you may have him home. This is so exciting and I know he will bring such joy to ou all. As he is young he will get used to the cats in time. May just chase them for a bit but once he gets snarled at or scratched then he will stop. He is young and will learn. I can imagine your kids arguing as to who gets to play with him
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• United States
26 Apr 13
I am worn out from the day I've had! We got him home about an hour ago. He's been running crazy, but I expect a lot of that is due to having been in a cage for the past week! He'll calm down once he gets used to things. The cats went and hid and haven't come out yet.
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@GardenGerty (91017)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Apr 13
I am sure the puppy will be glad to have a forever home. Turbo and the kids should have lots of fun running off all the energy.
• United States
26 Apr 13
I'm sure they will. The kids are so excited!
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@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
26 Apr 13
happy to hear you new child shall soon be home in a matter of hours I wish you all the best of luck with your new puppy and hope that you will have years of joy
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• United States
26 Apr 13
Thanks!
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Apr 13
That is rather silly. It's extremely rare for distemper to jump species. But OK, better safe than sorry. Nope, cats are not up to date, but then they are indoor cats, so not likely to get exposed to anything.
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• United States
26 Apr 13
I think their primary concern is making sure I'm going to stay up to date on the dog's vaccines.. which is why they check with our vet. I don't normally stay up to date with the cats either.. they only happened to have gotten that check up because I wanted to start using that vet for emergencies (like the UTI Eclipse had) and for meds and such.. and Draco had to be fixed. My cats are all indoor too.
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@Hatley (159377)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Apr 13
hi katsmeow1213 I hope your new puppy will soon not upset your three cats.They will soon get used to the puppy. I can have a small dog or cat here at gold Crest but it would raise my rent a hundred dollars a month which I do not have and anyway a retirement center is no place for a dog ,even a small one as they need a place to run around in and need to be walked and taken out for pee times daily. Can you imagine me in my walker walking a puppy ? I guess it could be done alright.
• United States
27 Apr 13
You would definitely have to get a dog that is not hyper at all! You're probably better off with a cat.. but yeah, raising the rent is a major problem.