Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
A house full of kids is especially hard on cats and can make them fearful of children for the rest of their life. Usually cats can handle one or two kids at a time if the kids are well behaved and respectful of a cat's boundaries, and do not chase them....cats absolutely hate that. If I have kids that get out of hand, or know that they or their parents can't control their behavior, I'll lock away my cats in another room. To me it isn't worth the risk of having my cats have their behavior changed toward rowdy kids for the rest of their lives. Don't get me wrong. I love kids, but I love my cats too, and try to be present to supervise them, teach the kids how to play with them, or have another adult who is knowledgeable about cats keep watch if I have to be busy with something else.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."