Hi, I'm not sure if anyone will be able to clear up any doubts for me, but I figured I'd give it a shot.
My partner and I have a beautiful - but shy - 10-month-old cat. A few days ago we decided to expand the family and add a puppy (8 weeks old when we got him, he's a mix of a bunch of different breeds - mostly Maltese and Japanese Spitz apparently). He's relatively well behaved, already knows to sit for food and is starting to get the hang of toilet training. However he does whine a lot (which we try to ignore to stop it from becoming a habit) and is a bit of an attention hog. Because of this and the training, I feel like he gets more attention than the cat at the moment, and because of that I'm absolutely wracked with guilt. Even though the cat is bigger than the puppy and the puppy is super calm around her, she just runs and hides and it makes me feel awful. I don't know if I'm imagining it, but I feel like she's jealous.
Is this feeling of guilt normal? And is there anything I should be doing differently? Have we made a bad decision in getting this puppy? Sorry for the long post, and thanks for reading.