Hi, I am new to the forum but I'd really like to know if any one has any advice for me. I have a year old German Shepherd bitch (Bella) and have recently brought home two kittens. I've kept them apart with slow introductions and keep a really close eye on them all. Bella wouldn't leave the kittens in the house on their own for the first week and lies by their crate when they are shut in. However, when the kittens start to play Bella becomes over excited and I am afraid she will hurt them. Does she see them as her babies to protect ? and would she hurt them by getting over excited? Does anyone have a similar experiece?