Arthritic kitty has been eating his medicated Cosequin chews, and is now running around on all fours, again. UNTIL he sees me watching him. Then he lifts up that bum leg that is no longer bum, and looks at me pitifully. Of course, he gets pampered, which reinforces the message that it works for him. Gaming the system. Extra petting. Little faker! Smart kitty knows how to get what he likes.

He's already spoiled -- this just spoils him a little more.