Our cats were raised with a huge dog from birth. When their best bud passed away we did not know how they would react to a "new" best buddy. It has taken over a year for friendships to form. Meanwhile the cats dominate the poor dog. He is afraid of them...at least that is what we see. Here are some candid shots when no one is looking! In this picture there was a stranger in the house. Our shy dog and watch dog kitty's all ran upstairs. ( the cats growl when someone comes to the door). There were three cats on the bed. I was not fast enough!