I think continually separating them is going to slow the process down, a LOT.
I'd be tempted to just let them be and see what happens. Though I am guessing you already did that, which is why you've put up the baby gate because you were worried the cat was being harrassed?
Have you got a really tall cat tree??
I ask because when we got Syd (the cat - he was 12 weeks), Elly (the rottweiler) fixated on him and followed him EVERYWHERE. We joke that she thinks he's her boyfriend. She just stares at him and sometimes will lick him. Even now, almost 2 years later, she is obsessed with him. She pays attention to the other cats, but rarely more than a passing lick. He would get away from her by scaling up the cat tree. That way he had a safe place away from her, but he was still with his
family. Now we will walk near them, but tries to avoid them mostly.
Our other cats were all wary of the dogs at first, but once they figured out the dogs weren't going to hurt them, they are fine. Bert (the ginger cat) gives the dogs facials. In fact yesterday we bought Elly a new bed and she got on it and laid down and Bert got on it with her and then proceeded to wrestle her tail hehehe
They may very well never *like* each other, but hopefully you can get them to a place where they can at least tolerate each other.
Also our cats don't jump over our pet gate, have you seen your cat jump over it? Could it be the gate why the cat is staying in there?
Edited by PussyDids, 12 November 2012 - 08:26 AM.