Cats know how to get attention, and they aren't shy about it. This afternoon I had "help" with my writing from TC. He wasn't the first cat on my desk today, or the last, but he was the most regal.
I've referred to TC before as "the Cat In Charge." He was a stray who came to us as a full-grown Tom Cat - and was quickly snipped down to TC. He has his own fan club, much larger than mine; several of our friends have called him the "coolest cat ever." It's all in the attitude. TC knows he's handsome, knows we are his servants, and knows rules are for everyone else. He's broken every rule and doesn't give a damn. We love him to death. He's the perfect role model for my fictional alpha hero.
Someday in the future, if you're reading one of my books with a handsome hero named Jase who's laid-back and easy-going, with a rock-solid core of loyalty and determination, think TC. He was there to make sure I got it all down right.