My husband and I would like to get a dog - haven't decided on a puppy or older dog yet. Thinking about a lab or golden retriever. However, my 4 year old cat is absolute queen of the household. A few years ago, I got a new kitten (male) and she absolutely, positively detested him! She was mad at him, and at me for a solid 5 months. Would hide, not come out, hiss and run and hide the entire time. The sad part was, it seemed like maybe, just maybe, she was starting to thaw a bit when the kitten got very ill and I had to have him put down. It really was an awful time for her. I just don't know if I want to put her, the puppy or me through that. My sister thought maybe she knew he was sick, and "rejected him" but I don't know.
What have you all done to make this an easier transition? Should I even consider it? After all, she was here first......
Thanks you for help!