I firmly believe that cats make some of the best pets. Earning their love is deeply fulfilling, and overall, owning one is incredibly rewarding. That being said, there are times when the only words you can use to describe them are "little shits".
If you have cats that are allowed outdoors, you'll know that to them, the doors to the house are endlessly fascinating. They'll wait patiently in front of the doors to come in, acting as if there's no place on earth they'd rather be than inside the house... right up until you open the door. Then they turn around and run away. On top of that, they come back a minute later to do it all over again. After the fifth time in that many minutes, you swear you'll just leave them there, that you'll come back after you're done eating or whatever the cat keeps interrupting (because they only do this when you're busy). Then, of course, your cat starts crying, and imitating a dog with their puppy-eyes, and you feel so bad that you cave and try to let them in. And they turn around and run away again.
Is it some sort of practical joke? Is this a game to them? Do they like watching their humans jump around and wait on them hand and foot? Or are they really that indecisive?
I came across a video that documents (if my experiences are anything to go by) the 10,000th time a cat has pulled this nonsense.
You'd think the solution would be to just leave the door open. This, of course, only causes the cat to disappear, right up until the time when you decide to close the door again, when the cat reappears and demands to be let inside.
After roughly four hours have passed, and you've promised the cat your firstborn child if they just stop toying with you and get in the damn house, they come inside.
Then you go through it all again the next time they want outside.
I have no idea what I'm doing.