Have you ever known a bashful cat?
When they want attention, they let you know. My cat Missy, when she decided I’d slept long enough, used to jump onto me and drop a pipe cleaner in my face, making it perfectly clear that she wanted to play fetch. So I’d throw the pipe cleaner, she’d chase it, and bring it back for another throw. I don’t know what she would’ve done if I’d failed to respond as desired. But I’m glad I never had the heart to disappoint her.