Cats have Staff
Our three cats have a regular daily routine. I know because I’m retired but my wife is a kindergarten teacher and is gone every week day. The three cats are confused about Saturday and Sunday though.
On the weekend they look for secluded places to sleep so that my wife doesn’t bother them. It doesn’t always work out to their satisfaction. She wants to brush them, pet them and have them on her lap.
I leave them alone when I’m at home during the week. They leave me alone. It’s a perfect symbiotic relationship. But my lovely wife who doesn’t see them all day insists on interfering with the routine.
When they start lobbying to get fed she gets annoyed but what does she expect. We’re the staff, they’re in charge.