Inigo (my 1yro black cat) is insanely jealous of anything that holds my attention too long. If I watch the fish tank, he paces back and forth below me and squawls. He’ll even stretch up and touch me with his paws.
If I’m at the computer, he jumps in my lap, curls up, purrs contentedly, and bites the keyboard keys.
If I’m in the bathroom doing my makeup, he meows and walks back and forth, rubbing against my legs. (I’m not sure if that’s jealousy, or if he makes the connection that me primping=me leaving soon.)
And God forbid I try to do anything involving paper on the table or floor. He sprawls out over top my lesson planner, magazine, journal, etc. and will start batting (then chewing) my pen.
If my boyfriend and I are snuggling, he’ll jump up and curl up right there with us. (If we’re, um, being a bit more amorous and energetic, he just avoids us. He’s learned he can get inadvertantly kicked, pushed, rolled on, etc. while we “play.”)
Yep. My cat likes me. And all of my attention!