we have cats. they've always followed me around, and aparently i'm the only one who knows how to work the food dish. when i come home, even if there's someone in the house while i'm gone, they all jump up and tell me they're hungry. like they couldn't let someone else know. and sometimes they're not, they just show me their dish because I hadn't been there for a while.
well, lately they've been taking turns sitting on my lap. and they purrrrrr. and they're really warm. they sleep up against me at night and when I nap. they won't leave me alone. it's kinda endearing, but I think one of these days they're going to trip me and i'll fall and hurt myself!!
we discussed what to do w/animals @birth, and my BA's said that dogs are usually curious and get right in there, but cats couldn't care less. Depends on who you've got attending with you, cat/dog and their relative personality, I suppose. I expect my cats to hide just because there will be someone there they don't know.