in many ways. Especially when it comes to entitlements. He believes he is entitled to be brushed on demand, to be fed at any hours, including 4AM, to sleep on any surface that is handy. None of this is because he has done anything to merit it but simply by virtue of being a cat. Just being a cat is all that's required.
On the other hand he's sometimes Republican. His attitude is that so long as he gets what he wants it doesn't matter what someone else wants. If someone else gets what he wants and the cat is still satisfied then it's okay. That's how trickle-down works. But the really Republican thing is an absolute resistance to change. Do not bring anyone in this house that I don't know. Don't move any of the furniture. And don't change brands of litter. Just don't!
I have made two trips to the supermarket this morning. One at five. Since when did supermarkets start closing overnight? What happened to 24/7? The second trip at six when the store was actually going to be open. All this because the cat doesn't like or understand change.
I had read on several blogs that I turst that Trader Joe's Pine pellet kitty litter was the ideal kitty litter. So I got some and following all the directions cleaned the litter box and put in the one inch layer of pine pellets. The cat did not approve. No matter how badly he needed to access the litter box, and no matter that I picked him up and put him on the disagreeable surface, nothing I could suggest would convince that cat that this was a good idea and good for the ecology to boot. No way. I'll just suffer if you don't change this litter to something more akin to what I'm used to. Hence the two trips to the supermarket before the sun was even up.
However, the cat is relieved, so to speak. And I've learned a very valuable lesson. Or the cat, who is secretly a monarchist, will have my head.