We recently bought our kitty one of those cat toys. Where its a wand and an elastic string with odds and ends off the other end? You know, those kind! Oh! Here's a picture. Kinda.
Anyway. See. We bought Tigger this toy. Unfortunately the kids keep trying to play with it, with the cat. But they do not have a delicate touch they get all up in her face and she gets scared - she is a nervous cat at heart- and runs off.
I have tried explaining to the boys how they have to be gentle and I have taken them hand in hand to show them how to dangle the string thing. They just don't get it.
Last night after the boys were safely in bed, My husband had me in tears watching him, the cat and the String Thing playing.