I am a very good cat, I stay in the backyard where I am safe. Therefore I get more outside privileges then the escape artist in the family.
And the big PLUS is that when Mom is outside she is usually on the porch with me and the dogs.
I also prefer my doggies siblings to my cat siblings.
Don't judge the DOGS ALWAYS MIND ME. My cat siblings not so much.
So really who would you prefer obedient subjects or disobedient ruffians who are constantly trying to stage a coup. And OK I did try to overthrow Scylla as Queen and we do dual over the position at times but really I am a much better ruler than SHE is, and the other two would be a complete disaster in charge.
I also enjoy reading with the Mom.
And the swing usually has decent sun puddles in the morning.