Hunger: Not very hungry, but decided to eat anyway. It kind of backfired on me
awesome you are getting your new dog! on the subject of cat safety my dog actually went my cat last night. he did scare himself a bit doing it but he still had a good growl and a bark. incredibly brave of him as she is nasty. he was trying to steal her food and he had already had her rabbit she'd stashed while she was napping. i will need to keep an eye on him as i reckon he is quite aggro for a V. he also got the food off her by sneaking back when i was in between her and him brushing my teeth.
It gave me about 10 minutes of total self soothing, of switching off my brain. Afterwards I felt more settled. I could have done something else instead - but I'm not sure what.