When Natalie was first aware of our dog, she would get really excited to see her. Ruca did not feel the same way. In fact, she would go to the other side of the room. Now as time passes and Ru gets more used to Natalie, she doesn't go running. She has learned that if at any time Natalie has food she is the one that is most likely going to share :). So I would say that as time goes by, they are starting to be friends.