My last 2 Basenjis and my cat did well together. Buddy does not understand why cats on our walks don't want to play with him. He tries to tease them into play but of course it's hissing or run away. He stands there wagging his tall as the cat has a hunched back.
My girls have learned to leave the cat alone, pretty much, after scarring has occurred. Gemma though, keeps trying to get her to play - she makes noises and goes down in front of the cat, who of course, hisses and swats her a good one - she has more fur than Shaye, so she has some protection, but I swear sometimes that cat eggs her on, lying right next to her favorite toys, etc., so Gemma can't get to them. It's funny to watch.