Sitting here this evening when my three dogs hear something outside (what they hear is beyond me most times), so I get up and let them out the back sliding door to the patio. They go charging out barking and growling. The cat is sitting in the middle of the patio. She doesn't bat an eye or budge as they come charging towards and past her. Our largest dog stops short and gives the cat a lick. The cat swats her with a paw and gives her a lick back. I smile, thinking that if cats and dogs can live together, there is hope that someday we humans will figure out how to do it.