I don’t get it.
The whole time we were at my mother’s house for Thanksgiving, my daughter was very loving, and very kind to my mom’s cats.
So why is it that she is constantly doing one of the following to our cats?
- Grabbing/pulling their tail
- Laying on them
- Pulling them by their neck
- Hitting them
- Throwing things at them
- Trying to scare them
Don’t get me wrong – there are times she is really nice to the one cat that will get near her. But that is almost exclusively in the morning, when the cat hears me going up there to wake/get my daughter up, and he goes in there and they are all lovey to each other. These times are cute. My daughter will scritch his neck and call him her “buddy,” or she’ll pet him nicely and say, “you’re a good boy!”
I just don’t know how to get her to stop being mean to them. It is almost as if when we say, “you’re scaring him!” she acts as if that was the desired result.
[Kaz: Update — LAKitty gives his story here.]