As always, I hope this isn't too easy, and that you enjoy the rhymes :)
You often leave me, alone in my cave.
When I peek out, I best not misbehave.
If I go venture I can become quite ironic.
But in certain ways, I have become iconic.
I try to stay away from the cat.
But I am very strong, you may not know that!
Some may think I have precious metal around,
I would show them!! If I wasn't so bound.
You can go and try, to ask me a question.
But if I'm tied up, I can't seem to function.
What could I be?
Make sure to explain each line/couplet as they are relative.
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