One thing while Katherine was gone that I didn't notice much of and certainly didn't miss was excessive meowing. The boys seemed to orbit closer to me, and when they are close, they generally don't just sit and yell. They will talk, but not as much, and it's more like a like conversation when you can answer them with words and eye contact.
However, they've decided with Mom home, everyone needs to know where they are. And that they can't be bought, but can be rented for kitty treats.
This is why I didn't sleep in past 7:50 this morning.
Makes me wonder when the circus is next in town, grumble ...