"Thank You, and Please"
I am grateful. See me give thanks. I rub against their legs and purr, look into their faces, and thank. They know when I give thanks. My thanks are always followed by "please." I can make them sound alike. If they won't give me more, I walk away as if satisfied, like my paws, wash my face, and pretend it was a feast. But I am washing for the next course. I am ready in case more is coming. My giving thanks may be rewarded. I will give thanks, even if nothing more comes. A cat can be grateful. But they have been good to me; they will be good to me again. "Thank you" and "more please." I am their cat. They are mine. I am thankful. I expect more.
From Cat Psalms: Prayers My Cats Have Taught Me by Herbert Brokering, 2003