It’s no wonder your tot is tailing the family fur balls. After all, what small child could resist a life-sized stuffed toy that doesn’t just sit there but actually bounds around and barks (or pads around and purrs)? But the question is: what does the pet think about it? Most cats tolerate children well, however always be cautious and avoid leaving your children alone with any animals. Even if your cat is very affectionate and loves handling, a poke or prod from a small child may irritate him to the point of scratching or biting...or locking a kid inside a cupboard! Check out a truly cunning cat slamming the cabinet door shut on a boy who climbed inside.