Miniature Pinschers – Cat Dogs

September 23, 2011

Cats, Dogs, ZArchive (Old Blog)

Our miniature pinscher is so very tiny – not even seven pounds – weighing less than any of our cats and just slightly more than a bag of flour.

He’s just like the big dogs, but in miniature.  He’s just as jealous of whether someone is getting some he isn’t.  He loves his treats.  He loves a good chase, whether the squirrel in the yard or running along the fence to warn off someone walking in the street.  And it’s funny watching him lift his leg to cover up where a big dog peed.  He’s pretty good at hosing down the yard!

After the last cat died, I decided to not get another one.  Having three dogs is part of my reason and I wanted a break from cat litter and cat pans.  Plus, I have a cat dog.  He wants to be held, cuddled, and sleep on our laps.  He did not like sharing my lap and I did not appreciate him chasing the cat off.  That won’t change if I get another cat.

So I don’t need a cat for now – I have a cat dog who fills in just nicely and comes with an instant on button as well.  This pictures were only four apart from each other.

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Word for tomorrow – PLUNK.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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7 Comments on “Miniature Pinschers – Cat Dogs”

  1. kittyhere Says:

    Posts about your animals, past & present, are always favorites of mine. My cat is a mini herself. She never weighed more than 6lbs & in her old age we do well to keep her closer to 5lbs than 4lbs.

    I understand your cat liter, cat pan sentiments. This cat was my first indoor only cat. Using her liter boxes was never her strong suit & now she ignores them altogether. There will be new flooring in a good part of my home after my little cat goes to her next life. Meanwhile I’m keeping the makers of air fresheners & pet clean up products in business.

    • dogear6 Says:

      Your cat is such a cutie – I enjoy seeing her also. We’re having the same problem with the dogs going inside. We are considering replacing the carpets with some sort of composite flooring for easier clean up.

  2. Christine Grote Says:

    That’s a cute tiny little dog. I’veseen these come into Petsmart with their owners before. They look so fragile. Are you worried about hurting it accidentally?

    • dogear6 Says:

      I worry about it, although he’s pretty resilient. He’s been stepped on (humans), fell down the stairs (big dog), bounced off the back of the chair (big dog), and trampled (big dog again). He’s pretty good at getting out of the way, but accidents have happened and he’s never gotten hurt. Which I’m glad for.

  3. hugmamma Says:

    Wow! He is the littlest pinscher I’ve ever seen. Sooo cute and cuddly looking. Definitely looks like a mamma’s boy. Enjoy his sweetness… :)

    • dogear6 Says:

      He is so very little. He’s very cuddly with my husband and I, but definitely dislikes everyone else.

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