WiseOwlKnits Posted January 29, 2011 Share Posted January 29, 2011 My MIL found a kitten a few weeks ago, obviously abandoned. She brought it in her home and has taken care of it while she's been looking for a new home for it. She's about 3 months old now (was probably 6-8 weeks is our best guess when she was found). DD fell in love with her (as have DS and I) and we brought her home last night. Here's the problem: MIL has a Chihuahua and, despite the best efforts to keep them apart, her dog has chased Gracie, the kitten, quite a few times....usually the result of someone having the cat out and someone else accidentally letting the dog out of the bedroom. Gracie has never been hurt by the dog, but she's terrified of dogs. So, we have a dog too...a huge, lovable black Lab named Emma who loves cats almost as much as she loves people. She grew up with a cat, but that cat has since passed on. How do I convince Gracie that Emma isn't going to hurt her? Every time she sees Emma, she starts shivering, growling, and hissing. I'm really not expecting them to become friends overnight and that it's going to take days or a couple of weeks for Gracie to realize not all dogs want to kill her. But I've never had a cat who was afraid of dogs and love any tips you all might have as to what I can do to help her out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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