Do you use Skype to contact your cat when you are aware? According to a recent survey of 1000 owners 25% of men call home just to hear the car purr. 50% of British owners say they'd rather spend time with the cat that a human being and 37% claim to have taught their cat tricks. Almost 30% of women say their cat is a fully fledged member of the family. The survey by Hallmark didn't mention whether people send birthday cards to their cats as well....but I bet they do!
Sources MRCV, picture MRCV, Daily Mail