Our cats hated it when our nephew came to visit. He was an 'active' preschooler who loved to chase them. My guys finally burrowed a hole through the lining of our boxspring and would hide out until the boy was gone. He even lobbed a ping pong ball smack dab between Gollum's eyes once. That cat never forgave him. Gollum would hiss whenever he heard his voice. Ironically all of the cats loved our children and were very watchful over them.
THE CATNIP THING IS PRETTY DEPRESSING. I currntly have my man-child, his wife and my grandpuppy Jackson at my home for a visit. Since I am a cat person, I detest all the dog slobber slinging and dripping, the claws clacking and scraping my beuatiful and original hardwood floors. Dinka sliced his nose with a swat and I have put Dinka in his room while I am at work. That dog could have Dinka for a snack in a split second. I am not taking any chances.