Now I see where she gets it from:
And I think she may be related to the cat Jerry Coyne encountered:Many people see dogs as open, loving, and honest, and cats as duplicitous, cunning, and sly (Fig. 1). This gross misconception will be reinforced by a paper in the new (but dated July 2009) issue of Neotropical Primates, which you can download for free. The authors, Fabiano de Olivera Calleia, Fabio Rohe, and Marcelo Gordo, show that a wild cat imitates the sounds of baby monkeys to lure its prey within reach.
That's her favorite trick, too: sucker in the human by being all cute and cuddly so that the flesh is made more vulnerable. When visiting my house, body armor is a good idea if you plan on getting acquainted with the cat.Margay babies are sometimes tamed by the locals. I once got to hold a (relatively) tame margay that belonged to a bar in Costa Rica; it let me pet it but then sank its teeth into my silver ring, leaving a sizeable dent.
The next time she attempts to lure me out of bed by pretending injury, I'll think of a margay somewhere deep in the rainforest luring dinner with baby monkey cries, and go back to sleep.