I have a feline heart. Treat me as you do a cat. Do not approach me straightaway or immediately attempt to wrap your arms around me. I am sure to ignore you and wiggle free. Do not call my name and pat your lap expectantly. I will find other things to occupy my interest. Ignore me. Become absorbed with something else. I will quickly and adamantly demand your attention, sprawling myself across whatever it was that you were working on. Leave that spot on your lap available. I will find my way to it – eventually, on my own terms. Once I have decided to stay, then you may love me and I will purr with contentment. Do not fuss too much over me. Hold me too tight or keep me too close and I will flee. Lock me out of a part of your life and that’s where I’ll want to be. Come to me on my terms, be patient with me, do not frighten me and I will show you how I love – enduringly and deeply, but always like a cat.