The other night, The Dude and I come home. We make a bit of a commotion coming through the door. The Dude, in his excitement, runs over to one the cats to say hi. The cats don't like this, he is loud and exuberant and generally cats don't react well to loud and exuberant, it's not a cat thing, but The Dude is too young to understand this. He loves the cats but the subtleties of animal behavior are a bit beyond him at the moment.
So the cat wants away as quickly as possible, she bolts down the basement stairs, vaulting over the safety gate as she goes. The Dude goes over to the gate and calls after the cat:
"Bye! See you later! Nice working with you!"