My cat stares at me to guilt me into doing what she wants (and it’s very effective). How can I make her stop?
Signed, Thisbe's Mom
When we cats are born, we are given a manual from our own mothers entitled Psychological Warfare: Make Your Humans Your Minions in Five Minutes a Day. Thisbe has clearly mastered Chapter 4: Shame Staring.
This whole “minion” thing sounds bad, I’m sure, but please don’t take offense: we love our people very deeply. We’re just not willing to put you in charge of anything important — like dinnertime.