Talking of engagement, I've noticed (and as a cat he is not unique in this) that in the middle of the day, when I'm at my most lively and engaged (ha), he generally doesn't wish to reciprocate. It's like I don't exist.
This is his middle of the day pose
Thinking about his gross domestic product? That would be me, then!
(Ok, this is here because I love the back of his head and watching him "looking" around with his ears. They're like satelite dishes moving around picking up microwave signals :)
bit of executive stress I think, or maybe considering his budgie deficit!
On the other hand this is Austin at his early morning briefing giving one of his lackeys a tongue lashing because of their "inappropriate workplace attire"!
He's definitely engaged now!
Deep fur massage carried out by lowly flunkey in the time honoured fashion ensures continued amicable management/employee relations. In other words, a little bit of shameless toadying can't do any harm.