At least it looks like it to me. We got our dog and cat when they were both about 2 months old. Both were strays. They are about 8 months old now. They have always played together, eaten together and slept together. As they get older, Liza, the dog, plays more and more roughly with the cat, (Ted). She also "fleas" the cat all the time. The cat does not seem to mind, and makes no attempt to avoid her. Liza frequently picks her up by the head and carries her around the yard. The cat just hangs there limp. When I see her doing that I make her stop. When they are playing, the cat will have his ears back and bat at her, and sometimes will "meow" loudly like she is hurting him. When that happens, I call her name and say "stop". She does, but the cat does not try to escape. I asked my husband if it were possible that the cat does not know he has the claws to make her stop. He said I was being silly. Maybe I am. I'm just afraid that she is going to injure him without meaning too. She is, from the best information I got here, part Rhodesian Ridgeback, part Black Mouth Cur, and probably some Shepard. The cat is white and gray with black spots in the gray. I have no idea what he is, but he is not aggresive at all. He does not mind being picked up and "petted". My husband picks him and and lays him on his back in his arms and scratches his belly. He loves that. I guess my question is, and forgive me, I have the gift of making a long story even longer, but I want to know what the likelyhood is that she might get more aggresive with the cat, and what I need to do now to prevent it.