My mother has a miniature dachshund - he cries for a lengthy period of time every time she leaves the house. He watches mournfully at the living room window until she gets home and then forgives her unequivocally for her absense, no matter how long, every time she returns home.
The cat meanwhile treats any absense with disdain. He reappears when she gets home, just in time to turn his tail towards her and head away before leaving the mangled corpse of some woodland creature in the hallway. I know people say these are gifts, but come on, cats are intelligent creatures - there is no way they perceive the ensuing screams as a sign of gratitude. This is intentionally inflicted horror.
I don't know if you do the same, but it seems to me that all animals have a very distinct 'voice' and I find it highly entertaining to imagine it. Yes, I should probably get out more but whatever, see what you think - maybe they're saying something different to you...
|'If I hide under here, maybe it won't be Monday tomorrow ...'|
|'oh grow up...'|
'I think I can, I think I can...'
|'Sometimes I just like to dress up...'|
|'Stop biting your nails...'|
|'Tried yoga ... Yep, pretty sure I'm stuck ... Little help?'|