Grace lives in a house with nine other cats–five of them sharing the same inside space. Most of them are pretty mellow and they get along okay. None of them are buddies. Good napping spots are at a premium, and all of the best ones (like the sunbeam coming in the front door or the top berth on the cat condo by the livingroom fireplace) are quickly taken when abandoned by their previous occupant. So sometimes you have to get creative when you need some alone time.

Why is this important? Privacy is becoming a scarce commodity. Get it when you can.