when i was living with my mum there was a huge dog living next door that used to bark and even scare me before i befriended it.
one day i walked outside to see bonnie bailed up against the stairs by this dog, i was about to pick her up when whiskers (a tiny little cat) came darting out of nowhere scratched the dog and chased after it, it actually ran off with it's tail between it's legs, looking back now and then to make sure it had a good distance between it's self and whiskers
it didn't come back for a long time
i have two cats and a dog, bonnie was my first cat who iv'e had for over eight years, pandy was added to the family in the last year then anassa my pointer cross wolfhound.
when anassa first come home pandy went straight up to her and kissed her on the nose, pandy is very small yet she will try to befriend this biggest dogs, that's not always a good thing especially with nassa's friend max, a lab cross rotti, i don't think he'd hurt her on purpose but he's very big and playful and could easily squash her, she doesn't seem to notice the size difference at all
pandy plays with nass all the time, she bathes her and they sleep together, bonnie on the other hand never liked nass, she totally ignored her when i first brought her home and gave me the evils
bonnie is definately the alpha and even bossed pandy around when she first arrived, luckily they are like sisters now
anassa loves to follow me everywhere and it's almost like bonnie knows this, we have a narrow hall and bonnie will park herself at the start of it and won't let nass pass her, she will also do this at the doorways of rooms i'm in and nass will just lay down and whine until i move bonnie. nassa is also a very picky eater and will start her food then leave the rest of it for later, once nass leaves her bowl bonnie sits right in front of it, satres at nass and every now and then takes a bite of the food.
she never really eats it but she won't let nass anywhere near it, i have actually had to move bonnie a few times, nassa is 70cm tall now and getting bolder, iv'e heard her full on barking at bonnie and bonnie still won't move, she just sits there looking annoyed but i get afraid that nass might nip at her, i'm 99% certain that bonnie would scratch nass and win but i just can't take that risk.
it is funny sometimes because the things bonnie does seem to be solely aimed at ruining nassa's day.
i don't know if you can change a cats attitude towards a dog but if anyone has any idea's i'd love to hear them too