When Mister Gato wants attention from me, he just hops up on the laptop table and buzzes and chirps.
If I don't pay the right kind of attention to him, or don't do it quickly enough, he expresses himself through a range of body language from head-butts to the biting of fingers, toes, and noses. He usually gets what he wants. He's a cat.
But when he wants attention from Carrie, whom he adores above all others, he turns into a completely incorrigible flirt.
Here's a picture she snapped last week while I was out of town on a business trip, and she, poor thing, was trying to work:
He looks like he's auditioning for a role in an anime, doesn't he?
Be sure to check out The Modulator's Friday Ark for bloggers' pets from around the world, and on Sunday, don't miss the Carnival of the Cats, hosted this week by Catymology.