I have consistently had cats in my life since I was three. Not having a kitty companion in Malta was one of the reasons I think living on my own for a year was so hard. Cats are just great companions and even better friends to have in your family. They also help with filling the empty space where your partner is supposed to be.
This comic is dedicated to all of our feline overlords, but mostly to Lilli (my 13yo black cat), still kickin' it and bitching; Miette (9yo Abyssinian), who passed away last year to kidney failure; and Clyde ( > 1yo American grey shorthair), who recently died of FIP (a terrible and incurable autoimmune disease) in June 2015.