I don't always know what ET wants too. Most times when he rub badly, he is hungry. When he wanted play, he will just meow at me w/o rubbing or sometimes he will lead me to his room, then flopped showing his belly, he will act sneaky, hide behind his rocker, all these, telling me he wanted play. But sometimes, he meow non-stop, started rubbing, but yet when I gave him food, he just won't eat and I was too tired to play and ignored him, and I ended up getting bitten. CATS!!!! I don't understand and am still learning about their body language.