As for cats, we've had some that get excited when they see us, and some that awaken us. Right now, we mostly have the former, but in the past we've had kitty's like Shadow who don't wait to see the white's of our eyes, lol!
Tango has taken to walking in and looking at us when he wants something. And, sometimes clearing his throat...literally! lol!
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