So one of my closest friends has just got the most adorable little puppy. She is a 12 week old Cavachon. She has suggested coming up to visit us sometime soon and wondered if the cats would like to meet the puppy too. Now, the girls have seen dogs out through the window and hear dogs barking from our neighbours on a daily basis. However, they have never come face to face with a dog before. In the future (probably within their lifetimes) we will likely want to bring a dog into our family, as I've always had dogs growing up and have always wanted a dog of my own. It will not be until my partner and I have more time at home on a regular basis as I wouldn't want to leave a dog alone at home for as long as I feel comfortable leaving the cats. So my question is, should I allow my friend to bring to puppy to the house for a quick visit? or will it potentially freak the girls out too much that they then associate negative things with dogs. The girls will be able to get away from the pup if needs be, and if they look to be uncomfortable or scared, then we can take the pup out into the garden, and leave the girls securely in the house where they feel safe. Am I looking at a potential disaster or could it be ok?