Ok I want to first start off by saying that no animals were hurt. My little one who is four came up to me upset because the little yapp toy dog that barks and does flipps was not working. I told him it is ok it's not broken the batteries are ran down and that makes the puppy a little sleepy. So I changed the batteries and sent him happily on his way. Well later on that day I was in the kitchen doing dishes and I hear this scream from the cat and I ran in there to see what was wrong. My son tried to put a batterie in the cats behind. I ask him Son what in the world were you doing. He looked up and said mommy the Cat was sleepy just like my doggie. Look at her she is just laying around I was just trying to change her batteries. The cat was unharmed just startled. We had a long talk bout what needs batteries and what doesnt. Has your kids ever done anything like this.