If any other cat has more food in its bowl, then any self-respecting cat will resent you for not intervening on its behalf. Cats are a bit conservative by nature, but will eventually move house if they think they can get a better deal.
Cats are convinced that they are smarter than you are. They are always quick to offer you policy advice. Cats don't like being yelled at. They expect to be reasoned with or bribed.
Every cat has its own agenda and they expect to deal with you as an individual. Cats like to be consulted—it shows that you respect them.
The key to being a leader of cats is to appeal to their vanity and self interest. Always tell your cats how wonderful they are. If they start a campaign to save old forests then you should convert to environmentalism at once. Humor them when they bury their shit in an effort to convince you it doesn't stink.
And always make sure that their houses rise in value and that their interest rates are low. Under no circumstances should you bark at them. While dogs need to believe that you are one of the pack, cats don't care how you live.
A cat's mind their own business and will only bother you when they're bored or at election time when they'll hover around the refrigerator clawing at your legs. If food doesn't appear on demand, a hungry cat is likely to go pleasing someone else. It's your choice.
So by now you're probably wondering whether you have to choose. Is it possible to have both cats and dogs? Yes. In fact, you can't win an election without keeping a few of both groups.
Perhaps the best strategy is to keep your dogs happy with plenty of barking, chasing, and chewing while saving the big bribes for the cats.
1. reasoned with 规劝；与……评理
eg. I might as well have struggled with a bear, or reasoned with a lunatic.
eg. The police office gave me only a warning instead of a ticket because I reasoned with him.
2. on demand [经] 即期；要求；需求
eg. For most of the euro area, the effect on demand would be modest.
eg. Love is freely given, not doled out on demand.
3. go pleasing 去取悦
eg. Do something pleasing to yourself: have a haircut, go to the spa or just have a hot relaxing bath at home.
4. by now 到目前为止；到如今
eg. By now you should have the feel for this.
eg. By now you should have a good idea of what NOT to do on them as well.