sycophant: n. a servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.
(dictionary.com, american heritage dictionary)
there he is just sitting on missus human’s lap and purring like his life depended on it. and the way he took to the presents she brought! i for one am not as easily bought. here’s my idea of a cool cat toy:
between my brother and big grey cat, i don’t know who is the worse lackey. they follow missus human around from room to room and then (gasp!) sit in her lap. have they no pride? they worship mister human in the same manner.
big grey cat meets the humans every time they come in through the front door. in fact, now that i remember it, when the missus human opened the door to our dorm room at the boarding school, my brother immediately jumped into missus human’s arms and turned on the purr-motor. i guess i should have seen this coming.
you won’t catch me fawning all over the humans like my brother and big grey cat. i will continue to resist the humans’ attempts to turn me into a groveling, kowtowing lap cat. i am kitten, hear me roar!