Bringing Duncan:
home for my cats (and Mac) to 'educate'. Is it perverse, i.e. cruel, to expect a terrier to co-exist with cats and varmints?

Is it coincidence that my last three dogs, herding breeds, except Mac, have come to the defense of small animals? Once dog-sat a doxie who chased cats; my OES cornered her and lay down on her. Worked a charm.
Bringing Duncan: home for my cats (and Mac) to 'educate'. Is it perverse, i.e. cruel, to expect a terrier to co-exist with cats and varmints?[/nq]
Depends on the terrier. Many are known to co-exist happily for years with a cat (or varmits) and then one day out of the blue, the owner comes home to a dead cat.

Emily Carroll
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Oh, BTW, FurPaw. When I left, there had been three adopters wanting Duncan. Said nix until we've seen what he likes. (Ah, the joy of being non-public you can be as arrogant as you please. Emotion: smile People looking for lap-dogs want him; they're barkin' up the wrong boy.