I promised cats, right?
The more intent I am on work, the more Abdiel insists on being in my lap. I take it as a compliment. When we first got him, he was terrified of me (and, well, almost everything). Now he wants to fix it if I’m “upset.” Of course, he takes just about any intensity as being upset, wether the project is going well or not. And of course, if I get frustrated typing around him, then he thinks I’m really upset and need extra soothing. By petting him.