We have two cat tents in safe locations (one under a chair and one under a coffee table), purchased and installed with the expectation that these are quiet contemplative areas for the cats to head to whenever they choose. However, one would think we are charging rent for these tents since we rarely see a cat inside. With the introduction of the new dog into the family, our cats have chosen a variety of places to spend their time, most of which are well away from the dog. In fact, Sebastian is currently sitting on top of the fridge, knowing full well that Girly cannot get anywhere near him! Spike decided that it was time to get out of the hustle and bustle going on and find a comfortable spot from which to observe the proceedings. He is still our alpha cat in all ways and it is just a matter of time before Girly realizes that the alpha cat trumps any dog that joins the household.