Jamie always watches me in the morning - If I get up early, shower right away, and put on make-up, he knows I'm going to leave him, and complains (yowls). If I go downstairs in my robe, pour a cup of coffee, and start reading the newspaper, he purrs and purrs ("Mommy is staying home with me!"). He also checks out my desk. I have to get up at 5:00 or 5:30 four days a week, and rather than wake up my husband (late or night shift at the hospital), I put the clothes I'm going to wear in the morning on my desk in the upstairs study, where I can grab them without turning lights on. When he sees me putting my clothes out, he complains, too. This is a cat that is rarely alone for more than half a day, three times a week, because of our different schedules, but he thinks somebody should be home with him all the time. This week he really has it "rough": three hours alone today, tomorrow and Wednesday. That's it. "Daddy" has to work on the weekend, which means I'll be home the whole time. This crazy cat also knows what time to expect me home in the afternoon, although it's different almost every day. He sits in the kitchen window and waits. If I'm late, and Daddy's home, he goes and hangs on to him until I get home, and gives me the "cold shoulder" - he's "Daddy's cat" for at least an hour. Just let anybody tell me that cats can't "reason".