While I was enjoying myself at that great party of Sassy's, SS found some more quotes in regard to graduate students (she is one!) and us feline. I have edited some of them but on the whole they seem pretty true. I should know, I have lived with one for years and I am a cat (surprise, surprise!).
They tend to run amok in the apartment/house for no apparent reason in short bursts of frenzy, followed by dormancy.
They can survive with a minimum of attention, but do like to be noticed and praised every so often.
They follow instructions if they feel like it.
Cats barf hairballs, grad students barf highballs (and any other drink they consume to excess).
Food, especially junk food, is very important to them.
They are both attracted to free food - contribution from Jimmy Joe
They love it if you feed them - contribution from Jimmy Joe
Sleep is also very important to them.
Both can sleep or otherwise ignore you while you are talking to them.
Both hide when something big and noisy (vacuum cleaner or supervisor) comes into their vicinity.
They have their own set of morals.
They both get amazingly high on herb extracts.
They both represent anarchy in its most creative form
The idea of movement horrifies them.
They both tend to collapse in the middle of rooms: grad students due to exhaustion and/or frustration; cats due to a warm sunbeam.
with some alteration and editing from MoMo the Cat and contributions from Jimmy Joe.
Clipart taken from http://www.xmission.com/~emailbox/catstuff.htm