This was me and Gertrude, maybe 2005. Gerty was a pushy girl when it came to my attention, especially if I was reading the newspaper. She would come out of my office, where she lived 99% of the time, into the dining room, and, at first, ask politely for attention. Then she would get pushier and pushier, until she finally sat on the paper and made it impossible to read.
Today, Noel is the matriarch of the pride. She does not ask politely, She just jumps right on the paper and makes it impossible to read at all. It is all in the Cattitude!