Until you have a cat, you don’t understand the added level of difficulty and effort that they add to all your everyday tasks.
Right now, I’m lounging in bed with my laptop, but Lily is leaning on the laptop with her head blocking part of the screen. In order to see, I keep inching the laptop over on my lap until it’s sort of floating in midair and barely being supported by part of one leg. I don’t even know I’m doing it until the balance becomes untenable and then we have to reset with me moving both Lily and the laptop.
That is one example in a continuing daily struggle with a cat making your life more… Interesting.
They don’t let you do anything the simplest way.
You will always have to step over or around. You will always have to factor in their ability to deliberately knock something over or rip it up. You will always have to adjust yourself to their intentions.
And what is utterly amazing, is that we do this so unconsciously most of the time. We don’t give it a second thought.