Our cats enjoy our company. They love to hang around, getting their ears scratched and generally being the center of attention. However, cats, unlike dogs, are solitary creatures. No, we would never leave our cats for more than a couple of nights without someone to check on them, but when we do, I think they rather enjoy it—not unlike people. They have the house to themselves, with no one to bother them when they’re not in the mood. I may be wrong. They can be a bit stand-offish when we return, as if offended. I’m never sure if it’s because they were left or because we came back.