i have a 9 year old burmese cat and when i got her nearly 5 years ago from a person who could no longer care for it she was fine. she loved us all and we put up with her voice (they are very noisey cats) well nearly 2.5 years ago a got a lab (puppy) and he loves the cat so much but the first day we brought him home he went and ate the cats food (he had it the stairs waiting to go up) and ever since the cat has hated him with a passion. the dog won't go up stairs because he thinks are cat will hurt him (yes the dog is scared of the cat even though he is much bigger then her) infact the dog won't go up any sort of steps (this gave me alot of trouble when i walked hadrian's wall with him last year). the cat still loves us but she really only likes me now (i let her go in my room and she sleeps on my bed). if the dog goes in the same room as her then she will hiss and put her claws in my knee. i can't get rid of the dog because everyone loves him and hes a good boy but everyone else in my family has lost trust of the cat and i am hoping there is some way of getting her to lighten up when she sees the dog. right now she is sitting next to me looking so cute and puring but that would all change if the dog came in. Help!!!!