Upon reading the story at the link below, I found some cultural points, so to speak, that are difficult for me to figure out. Please help me out.
The points are:
1. What is the difference between 'staff' and 'owners' in the passage?
2. Why did Alberto want his neighbor to be staff but not owners?
3. What does 'they' refer to in:
“Make sure they give you food whenever you want!”
“Sit on the newspaper while B]they[/B] are reading it!”
4. What is meant by these?
“And finally, try not to bark, but to miaow instead.”
'... dogs have owners, cats have staff.”