Chances are good if you ever use a computer, your cat will soon wander by and lay across the keyboard. Most of the time cats do this when you’re busy and struggling to meet a deadline.

While cats may like keyboards for the heat they generate (on laptops), more often they like keyboards because that’s what you’re paying attention to so they want you to pay attention to them instead. The trick is to reward your cat for being somewhere other than your keyboard, but cats being cats, they’ll just do what they want anyway.

To learn more about why cats might like your keyboard so much, click here.