Our neighbors have been feeding a stray kitten for about a month now. We figure that's why he sticks around. Because it's certainly not for the toddler abuse he's subjected to on a daily basis. Between the three kids, this cat is consistently kicked off the balconies, pulled by the tail, and strangled... often.
But he keeps coming back.
I can't, for the life of me, figure out why.
But, for better or worse, Emma's absolutely in love with him, and he has become a major part of the getting-in-the-car-to-go-away or the coming-home-get-in-the-apartment process/ordeal.