The following haikus summarize the by-laws and customs I have observed among my many feline associates:

Cat Rule #1
Never answer calls
You are not an eager dog
Your time is sacred


Cat Rule #2
Doors must not be closed
They divide you from key things
You must go see now


Cat Rule #2, Corollary
Fewer coverings
On the human makes closed doors
Great emergencies


Cat Rule #3
Phone conversations
Are not more important than
Dinner or boredom