M and our cats have one of those relationships. M LOVES the cats, and they usually Hate her. Probably because she loves to chase them around the house, screaming, and is always trying to hug and kiss them (just a little to tightly). But every now and then (when M is unusually calm) they let her get close enough to pet or cuddle with. And Artemis has recently taken to sleeping in M's room instead of mine. I think there's definitely a bond growing between M and Artemis.
Check this out: Proof that they really do love her deep down.
They're so sweet!