I have a cat who is just a loving, social, gentle soul and he seems to have a cute bond with my 3 year old. She will pull at his tail and lay on him and he continues to be by her side and follow her around and sit next to her when she plays. When she goes to sleep he will sneak into the room and lay on her bed. If she cries, he walks up to her and rubs his head on her. You know toddlers can be rough and she has stepped on him and made him meow a few times, but he has never clawed or bitten. Does anyone else who has young ones notice the same trend in behavior? Is it because the cat can identify babies and young therefore geared towards protection of the young? Just curious what you think/theories on this.