Kitty is our 2 year old, 2 1/2 lb., outside cat with a long-standing death wish. Charlie Girl is my 9 year old irish wolfhound mix. My SO's DD brought her large mixed breed dog, Domino, to our 4th of July party. When people started arriving Kitty made herself scarce, as she always does when people are around. She's lived on this remote farm with us since she was a 3 week old feral orphan and she's scared to death of other people. Friday evening Domino was wandering around in our back yard when Kitty came out of hiding and started walking across the yard to her food dish. Domino spotted her and gave chase. Just as Domino was within a foot of Kitty and before any of us could react, Charlie went from being asleep in the shade of the carport, to across the yard without making a sound. She put her head down and rammed Domino in the side, knocking Domino off her feet and thru the air. Then Charlie grabbed Domino by the throat and held her down until my SO called Charlie off. Domino suffered a small bite wound to her throat, but was okay otherwise. Kitty is safe. Not bad for a 9 year old dog with bad hips and heart failure huh?