Early on in our courtship, Kevin used to warn me to not let his dog Bam Bam, near the cats for fear she would kill them. He had no basis for this other than the fact that his dog was a Chow-chow and as everyone knows, they always turn on their owner, so she would probably kill a cat.
In reality, Bam was the gentlest and most docile creature ever born. I’m pretty sure the thought of even chasing the kitties never crossed her mind. In fact, I believe very little ever crossed her mind, but she was a good girl.