Cats Rule, drool, shed and are independent and inventive. We live in the boonies in farm country, if there weren't 20 or so outdoor cats we would be buried in vermin.
We have two neurotic cats that live indoors, one in the main part of the cabin and one in my bedroom, they hate each other but are also fascinated by each other. My husband built a "catwalk" for the one in the room so she runs out and acts goofy a lot.
Kittens are absolutely mad little creatures. They do look at you with the same crazy look as they do grass, other cats, dirt, food, and everything else, just as Terry says. It is hilarious to watch them, they have the attention span of a gnat and even tho some are evolving thumbs, they will never take over the world. There would be one or several cats ready to deploy the doomsday bomb and then "Oh, there's a butterfly, or a shiny, or a laser dot!" and that would be it.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.