They expect you to do
this task first.
Then when that is finished
you need to give them treats.
Or else they will sit in front of you
meowing, asking why they do not get them?
If you are going out the door
apologizing doesn’t help.
Though cuddles when you return home
It is the right of every cat to expect certain things
at certain times of the day.
So don’t mess up their routine
because they will show their displeasure in unique ways.
Such as smelly “gifts” in shoes, hiding a sock
or simply making a mess of your counters (and therefore floors).