I’ve always thought cats had to be alien creatures. Unlike dogs, who wish to please humans, cats have their own agendas. They do what they want, when they want. If you ask them to do something, they only do it if they want to. There’s a sneaky intellect behind those eyes that says, “I’m only doing this because I want to. Otherwise, you may continue to worship me and pray that I do what you want.”
Thus, cats are aliens. Riley believes it, and so do I.