back when I was living with my parents, my dog, Mongchi, which is a black lab, always have unfortunate results with cats.
EVERY black cats he met always tries to attack him!
once when my friends cat was at my house (the cat's black), Mongchi ran straight to me asking for comfort, and I saw he as three nail scratches right across his nose!! poor dog...
Now when I bring Timmy home to my parents, Mongchi's always thrilled but he's also kinda afraid. He always tries to sniff timmy with his cheak facing him and nose pointed to the side.. which was really funny.