When cats don’t eat, they sleep, when they don’t sleep, they play. What is it that compels all living beings to play? As humans, we add to that equation, namely, work. But if you think about the motivation for work, it is to facilitate the above basic needs and comforts. Animals don’t need to work, except for ‘hunting’ and pets are even more privileged in the sense that they don’t have to strive for their existence at all!
In the scheme of things, pets could be said to be on top of the hierarchy of civilisations, for they are the rich of society, no longer thinking of survival, but thinking of those deeper questions in life, the questions we, as their servants don’t dare to ponder.