Dogs have owners, cats have staff. We love our cats, even though they often greatly disdain us. I have a fussbudget (Razzy, of "ra-ra-razzy ring" fame) and Kootenay, the cat who likes to be petted while cuddled upside down like a baby. I prefer this method also because she drools when she's happy and then drools back into her own mouth. Yuk!