They are messy and expensive. They probably smell terrible, which I can't tell, having lost my sense of smell from covid. They are forever digging their claws in, when they are dozing on my lap and something startles them, like a dream, or a sound from the TV. my thighs are peppered with little red cuts. They rip down the wall paper and pee or the carpet. They turn their nose up at lovely food I bring them home, having told me the week before that it was the only brand they would consider eating from now on, and waiting until I have bulk bought it. They put mouse entrails in my shoes. Come on, what friend would you forgive for putting bloody mouse entrails in your best work shoes? They steal my food food and chew it and spit it out. They take up most of my bed and leave me sleeping around the edge. They cover everything clean in hair. They knock everything over on the kitchen side. They jiggle my elbow when I am trying to make a hot drink. They get in the way so I can't see the telly. Now I am trying to go to sleep so I can wake up in time to get some stuff done before the breakfast shift, and they are jumping up and down on my head. Both of them.. Why? Also, why can't I resist their furry little face and mad purring?