We had 2 cats when my mum and dad got their puppy. One was an older cat (about 10) who had been around since she was pretty much a kitten (although she had a bad previous life and was pretty small and minging but had built up her confidence) and a younger boy cat who was probably about 5 and a bit aloof anyway.
They got the puppy and the older cat and the dog got along ok but largely just ignored each other. Sometimes she’d swipe the dog if she got too close. The other cat though was TERRIFIED of the puppy. The puppy just wanted to sniff the cat but the cat would end up being so scared and pinned up against the wall.
So that cat just left one day. He’d come back every week for a night or two so they just thought he was a bit of a free spirit.
A few months pass and my mum gets a call from the vet to say someones bought the cat in. It was a young couple who thought the cat belonged to the lady next door cause they saw the old lady feeding it. But that old lady had died and the cat kept turning up and crying so they let him in and started feeding it. They thought they’d best get it checked that it was ok and they scanned the chip and thats when they found out it was my mums cat. The lady called my mum and was DISTRAUGHT. She had completely fallen in love with the cat so my mum let her have him. His name is now Sam. He was always Alf the Mouth cause he’s holler when he was coming home.
so yeah thats my cat and dog mix story