Cats adapt; while they demand---indeed, command---respect, they give it, as well, blending into their cooperative environment:
"When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name"----Rapprochement!