My cat has the right attitude.
When she is relaxed, she is either stretched out with complete and utter enjoyment, or curled up and the cutest thing you can possibly imagine. When she is in a loving mood she is completely present with you. Her purr is not loud, but you can feel it. When she wants to be left alone, you know that too.
Her size is small, but her feistiness is BIG. She will stand up to anything that is silly enough to confront her. On the rare occasions when something refuses to back off, she is smart enough to recognize it and moves fast to a safer place. When she wants something she is extremely determined and persistent. Extremely. There’s a lot I could learn from my cat.