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September 19, 2014 4:55 PM EDT

Animals friendships are a beautiful thing — but they’re often rather one-sided, as we’ve learned from this video, shared on the popular science Facebook page Biologia Total. Watch as a very aggressive monkey disturbs a cat who’s just trying to catch some Z’s. This video highlights both immense persistence and immense patience.

As the original post says (in Portuguese), cultivating patience is essential. This cat knows.

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