Shall we play a game? A staring contest is a game in which a cat and a human stare into each other’s eyes and attempt to maintain eye contact for a longer period than their opponent. The game ends when one participant blinks, laughs, or looks away. The first one to do this loses the contest.
If you keep losing staring contests against Mr. Bowie, give it some practice. Stare into the bathroom mirror, and time how long you can go without thinking about those piercing yellow eyes… Or try to distract your opponent with cat treats.