Not all acts of housekeeping are inspired by cats
My wily little academic cat asserts that "cats are a force that give us meaning." As your humble narrator is quite an admirer of felines, she most certainly does not dispute this. Cats are independent, intelligent, lovely, and god-like creatures. Dogs, with all their loyalty, slobbering, etc., may make excellent automatons for police work but are hardly proper companions for humans. That being said, it should be noted that cats are not the only force that give us meaning. For example, your humble narrator existed for several years without a feline companion but, despite Gergiev's wild assertions, discovered other reasons for maintaining a clean and proper abode. Though a sweet-tempered feline may offer invaluable companionship and entertainment, humans do not derive their entire existence from even the most admirable of pets.