We got our 13 month old female Willow a month ago. Our 7 year old cat Cher has been queen of the house. The dog has never seen a cat, and the cat has never seen a dog she is a inside cat. I want to know if you all think I am doing anything wrong or maybe tell me what I can do better. The cat has 2 bedrooms right now connected by a bathroom. I bought a gate with a little kitty door in it. The cat has not come out into our lving room since the dog got here. I do take the dog in when the cat is out from hiding wich is usually under the futon or bed. Heres what happens Willow just gets in this stance and has this stare and just stands there fixed eyes almost frozen. The cat well she rubs up against me and meows and all but then all of a sudden she will walk right up to willow nose to nose. Willow's tale just starts wagging and she does nothing. Then the cat hisses and screams at the dog, dog still does nothing. Will the cat ever come out into the living room with us ever again?? I have carried the cat out into living room but she just takes right off like lightning back to her safe zone. I guess the cat is just very mad at this big furry thing that now has come right in and taken over all of her space.