XD I fail at the staredown contest with animals too. Every dog ever born knows I'm a complete wuss when it comes to the industrial strength puppy eyes -- and the cat knows he's the born ruler of the house and my purpose in existence is to pet him, feed him, clean the litterbox, and provide a warm breathing surface for him to sleep on when he pleases.
...okay actually, all cats are pretty much like that with everybody. But I'm still whipped. ^^;;