Walking towards human visitors To take part in welcoming guests, at the same time,
(as opposed to hiding from them). reminding them of its high rank within the family.
Sniffing visitors' shoes and legs. To identify guests and, if unfamiliar, memorize their
smell (as good as a Christian name)
Cuddling against visitor's legs I recognize you! Welcome!
Displaying toys. To show wealth and property pride.
Showing an object again and again. Have you seen this? (relating to something that can be
new, abnormal or shifted from its usual place)
Sitting on an armchair (the way humans do). I am keen on occupying my seat and remind about my
position within this household.
As soon as the family chief leaves the My father is temporarily out. I am standing here
dining table, cat rushes to occupy his chair. as the chief of the family.
To spray a wall or an object while out. This is my visiting card, addressing and informing my
(the corner of a wall, a car, etc…) local friends about me (it is not aggressive, nor is
it to be viewed as a territory claim).
Accepting a small piece Purely hierarchical, confirming the positioning of its
from his father's food. rank, equally high to that of guests.