It just occurred to me that cats seem to know what a conversation is. They observe the rules. In my experience, they can meow endlessly as long as you ignore them, but when you start talking back, they don’t meow over you. They wait for you to finish your point and then reply.
Me: What do you want now?
Me: I’ve fed you, and I’m quite busy at the moment.
Me: Stop meowing outside the door. If you’re going to complain, at least come in and meow at my face.
Me: FINE. *gets down from ladder, fetches tease toy, plays with the bloody cat.*
And this wasn’t going to be a feminist post, but as I was typing it, a voice inside me breathed “and if cats can learn this skill, so can men.”
What do you like best about cats?