My little friend Sydney gets a little too needy sometimes. Much like a toddler, she has to go to bed at a certain time, and if I don’t put her to bed (that is, sit where she can crawl in my lap and go to sleep), she has a tantrum.

I think I like the tantrums better than what she did the other night after I went into the living room to read. Cats aren’t allowed in there, but she sneaked in, knelt at my feet, and rubbed her head on my toes. Ugh. An obsequious cat is unnatural.