I recently rescued a young dog that was running down a country highway. Butch is not a small dog, weighing in at about 40 pounds. Just a while ago one of my cats, Lucy, kicked Butch's butt. She seems to have become the Protector of the Feline, because Butch wasn't bothering her - He was chasing another cat, Gracie. Of course I broke up the fight, but I'm not unhappy that it happened. I want Butch to learn that the cats aren't something for him to play with, or chase.