Bert, our oddest cat, and she really is VERY odd, puts up with Rowan using her as a foot rest. Is it possible poor Bertie-Bert was spared the random sharp kicks this growing, stretching, ever more active can (and does) deliver? No, she was NOT spared. Did she stay calm and patient with this bizarre, hairless, spastic, sqealing creature? Yes. Yes, she did. And she did so purring all the while. What a good cat.