And they prove it so well!
These cats really show that even the most fearsome beasts have a soft spot, and sometimes they just want a little attention, so who are we to be disinclined to acquiesce to their request. It's amazing that people can even keep a big cat as a pet, but if you head to places like Qatar, you wouldn't believe the animals they have their as pets. But being cats, as clever as they are, they can be easily fooled with a prank as much as the next pet.
But at least they can sleep knowing they are at least above these silly huskies in the gene pool, that should be a nice consolation prize.