They sit on your lap and purr, and you stroke them, and are relaxed. They need feeding, so you have to get up in the morning. They like playing sometimes, and are cute and fun, but they spend plenty of time lazing as well. They are quite easy to care for, and greet you with a friendly hello. This is not true of all cats; it is true of ours. Christopher Smart may have been incarcerated in a lunatic asylum, but his observations of his cat Jeoffrey (sp?) are very good.