The cat has progressed to the point where she runs the household. In fairness she does a fine job of it, but we believe that is because she has hired superb help. She knows what needs to be done, and when it needs to be done. She willingly reminds us of what we need to do for ourselves, as well as for her. And she has granted us one room to ourselves, and is willing to share the rest of her house. And for that, of course, we are grateful, just as she demands.
Cats know where it’s at!
That’s the way of the cat. My daughter’s cat moved in with us one year ago. She was going to stay in the basement because of my wife’s allergies. She now has the whole house (other than my wife’s bedroom) and my wife takes allergy medicine twice a day.