I have been a first time cat owner now for about one and a half years. I wasn't sure what it would be like but Ginge our AbyssinianX is a lot like our dog Skye a Sheltie. Ginge loves Skye so much she pines for her when she goes outside to play-she paws at the window and meows for her. When Skye comes in she greets her at the door and runs beside her. I was surprised at how affectionate Ginge is not just with the dog but with uses well. I got Ginge from the SPCA in 2011 and we really love having her.
Here's a pic of the two of them in Skye's dog bed.