Sneaky is a word associated with cats, and a cat hater often puts it at the top of his List of Reasons to Detest Cats. Cat lovers scratch their heads over this. Yes, cats are sneaky—and why not, since stealth is a necessary element in hunting (as every human hunter knows). They walk silently, stalk patiently, then make a quick and lethal pounce. Perhaps their fabled sneakiness disturbs some people, the type of people who don’t want an animal entering (or leaving) a room with no sound at all. For us cat lovers, sneakiness is part of the total appeal of the cat.