My sister in law & my 5 year old niece were here. Now, my niece loves cats. So she wanted to pet my cat Spencer. (It sort of worked out when she was here in March. He let her pet him a little , but grudgingly. I was standing there. ) This time it didn't work. I stood there along w/my s.i.l when my niece went to pet Spencer. This time he hissed at her. Now knowing my niece like I do, I expected an overflow of hysterical tears.Thankfully there wasn't. She was a little upset but played with my other cat Bailey instead who was more receptive towards her. So what am I so angry about? I mentioned this on a cat site I'm on This woman accused my niece of a) not knowing how to treat a cat (which is a lie because why would my other cat Bailey play with her if she didn't know how to treat a cat, right?) b) being a brat (EXCUSE ME??? Lady you don't even KNOW my niece!!) Plain & simple she doesn't like kids But THEN she took a couple of pot shots against my s.i.l . She said my s.i.l: a)doesn't know how to discipline her daughter (and this witch with a "b" knows this HOW?? My s.i.l does TOO know how to discipline my niece! OK yes there ARE times when my niece acts up but doesn't EVERY 5 year old?) b) my s.i.l is a yuppie. (WHAT DER HEY??) My s.i.l is a college educated grammar school teacher! I am LIVID!!