I had a friend come visit me for the past few days. He brought his dog (a miniature schnauzer). I was a little apprehensive about the dog's reaction to my cats, and my concerns turned out to be valid. Almost the entire visit, he had to either keep the dog in a cage, or in his lap, with a firm grip on the dogs' collar. I was a nervous wreck, and so were all my cats! My dog Chief? He takes everything in stride; no problem.
My friend and his dog left this morning. I have to say I breathed a sigh of relief. Things are back to normal. But it saddens me somewhat. I had hoped for a more enjoyable visit. He is the guy who helped me build my computer system (twice now!).