For a long time, Joanne kept the cats in a separate part of the house, and didn't think of introducing them to Fastfeet. But after seeing how well Fastfeet started getting along with the dogs, she decided to try.
"I just let one of my cats out so he could see her, and I could see Fastfeet's reaction," Joanne tells The Dodo. "He had his muzzle on and a lead, and I sat with him on the lounge. As soon as he saw the cat, he wanted to chase her. I don't know if he would have hurt her, but he definitely showed too much interest in her."
Joanne began a long process of desensitizing Fastfeet to the cats, which took nearly a year. After a series of brief, supervised meetings between Fastfeet and the cats (during which Fastfeet was always muzzled), Joanne eventually allowed the cats to get close to the greyhound. The initial encounter went so well, Joanne wondered if she had anything to worry about in the first place. Fastfeet was extremely gentle with the cats, and eventually let them crawl all over him and cuddle.