Glad the woman and her kids are OK and sorry about the dogs. It seems though that she should have practiced better SA, her dogs were aware of the mountain lion for several days, and that she had enough general info about the wildlife in the area that it would be wise to have a shotgun or rifle:
"(The terrier) been barking for several days, but we didn't think much of it. We've lived in this house since 1986 and nothing like this has ever happened.
"We've seen coyotes, raccoons, a bobcat and a bear, but never a mountain lion," she said, adding that the pet door is now latched.