> I have a six year old, very unfriendly cat, who will bite and scratch
>without notice, even when she is purring. Rascal has done this since
>brought her home at 8 weeks. She is very unfriendly when we have
>over, so much so that other people cannot even approach her without
>hissed at, which leads me to believe that she does this out of fear,
>though she has never been abused. I have heard that this could be due
>her breed (himalayen/alley-cat). Could this be?
> My question is this: We want to bring a puppy into the familly, but
>scared that Rascal will react badly towards it. She has been exposed
>dogs, and the reaction was not as bad as we expected, however it was
>our house (her territory). Could anybody comment on this? Also, if
>do happen to get along, how will this affect Rascal mentally, after all
>did receive all our attention for 6 years?