Our cats don't exactly feel the same way.
|Child: Utter joy. Animal: Utter horror.|
I've been observing lately that my sweet girl seems to have quite a streak of gentleness in her little heart. Now, it may be that she just hasn't quite figured out yet that she has any strength, but I have yet to see her grab, hit, push or otherwise muscle her way around the way most babies do naturally at this stage. She's not a push-over, and she gets mad when something gets taken from her, but she doesn't fight back physically. I never have to scold her for being rough with the cats and rarely even remind her to be gentle. I barely even taught her how to "pet;" she got it on her own right away from a very young age and continues to understand how to softly stroke the kitty.
It's something about her that is pretty precious and I'm loving discovering her little personality as it unfolds before our eyes.