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->"''How can you not like cats?''"
-->-- '''Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan'''

The more benevolent version of CrazyCatLady and RightHandCat.

It has commonly been said that dog is man's best friend, but there are many people out there who prefer company of a more feline variety. Unlike the above mentioned evil and crazy versions of the cat loving tropes, these characters have an honest affection for cats and are usually decent individuals themselves.

The range of love for cats these character runs a wide spectrum. Some people simply have a cat as their best friend or just adore them for their inherent cute factor. Other characters have a strong affinity toward them and will even go as far as to adopt some of their mannerisms or have felines flock to their location.

Characters who follow this trope aren't necessarily good guys, but the kind gestures they make is a way of showing that [[AntiVillain they aren't all bad]] - in other words, a scene where they're petting a cat is an example of PetTheDog. This one crops up in {{anime}} a lot due to the way cats are perceived in Japan, [[CatsAreMean as opposed to much of the Western world]].

Compare CutenessProximity, and HeroesLoveDogs for its canine equivalent (real-life examples go in CanineCompanion). See also CrazyCatLady, CatsAreMean, {{Meganeko}}.

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[[folder: Advertising]]
* Cosmic Debris mascot ''Franchise/EmilyTheStrange'' is consistently depicted as one in the various works she appears in. In particular, she is always accompanied by four cats: "Miles", "Sabbath", "Nee Chee", and "Mystery".
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[GentleGiant Hiroki]] of ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' is a MartialPacifist that avoids violence and loves cats.
* Miu and Kisara from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' instantly become overjoyed when in a cat's presence. [[ActionGirl Kisara]] has taken this fondness to new extremes when she created the ''Nya Kwan Do'' which is a style based off of a cat's movement.
* Yuzu Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has a whole episode devoted to finding a cat (which turns out to be the spirit of a ''dead'' cat) and taking care of it, thus when she's in trouble with hollows, it protects her and in so doing can finally pass on.
** Soi Fon is a {{Tsundere}} of a more severe variety, with the dere-dere side only being exposed to a certain cat/person in particular, which is expressed, among other things, by her making her squad's barracks cat-friendly.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Sakaki is very kindhearted and loves all animals, especially cats. Unfortunately, [[AnimalsHateHim cats don't love her]].
** For most of the series she is bitten by a [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily gray cat with enormous teeth]] every time she tries to pet it. However, near the end of the series [[spoiler:she befriends a mountain cat named Maya. This cat later protects her from an attack by the bitey Kamineko and Co]]. At one point, she lets the biting cat chomp down on her hand... ''and pets it with her other hand''.
* Ryoma Echizen from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' shows quite a bit of love toward his cat Karupin.
** Also Kaoru Kaidoh, who loves playing with said kitty.
* The title character of ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' loves playing with Kagome's pet cat, Buyo, whenever he visits her home in modern times.
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Kanone Hilbert]] of ''Manga/{{Spiral}}'' adores cats, though he doesn't own any himself, he's been seen feeding strays and buying plush cats to keep himself company. [[spoiler: What's more, at one point during his attack on Tsukiomi highschool, Hiyono Yuizaki planned to momentarily "stun" him and thus keep from getting shot simply by ''wearing a pair of kitty ears''. The craziest part? '''''It worked.''''']]
* Sora in ''[[Manga/{{Sketchbook}} Sketchbook ~full color'S]]'' doesn't have a cat (though a few of her friends do), but is your typical FriendToAllLivingThings...but the kid keeps giving them expired food, which her brother calls her out on. So this might be subverted in the cats' eyes, until she realizes her error.
* Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', who has both a real-life pet cat and a cat Digimon.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Suzuka]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Her entire mansion is filled with adopted kittens.
* Kuwabara from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', who completely gave in to other bullies holding his kitten hostage.
* Bunji Kugashira of the ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime adopts a ragged-eared cat sometime after his introduction in the series. This, along with his close relationship to the show's protagonist, help distract us from the fact that he's kind of a [[ProfessionalKiller cold-blooded mob enforcer]].
* Alphonse from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Since he's an empty shell of armor with the soul of a boy embedded into it, he often takes kitties and places them inside. HilarityEnsues more than once.
** It's implied Scar is one of these too, at least in the omakes.
*** Confirmed in ''Brotherhood'', too. The episode when they first meet May and Shao May, Scar reaches towards Shao May in the most awkward fashion, making many of the viewers believe that he was about to molest her.
** The elder Slicer brother is a cat-lover as shown in an omake as well, placing a kitten in his helmet to shield it from the rain. In contrast, his younger brother is a dog-lover.
* [[RobotGirl Chachamaru]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is quite fond of cats, the reader's first hint that, [[MyMasterRightOrWrong despite her mistress]], she isn't all that evil ([[NobleDemon and neither is said mistress]], [[{{Tsundere}} no matter what she says]]). Referenced later on when she gets a [[spoiler:''KillSat shaped like a kitty'']].
* Mitsukake in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', who has a cute kitten named Tama.
* Greece, and to a degree Japan in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.
** [[AuthorAppeal Himaruya himself]] appears to be this as well.
*** He has also said that Scotland likes cats.
* GentleGiant Corporal Randel Oland in ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'', who apparently spends most of his pay on cat food.
* Sebastian Michaelis from ''Manga/BlackButler''. Apparently even remorseless, supercompetent demons who will kill without a second thought love cats. Especially silky black strays. He also once cuddled a tiger! Although the "kindhearted" part may not apply...
* Haruka from ''Anime/RahXephon'' think Buchi is the cutest widdle kitty evah!
** Averted by Kunugi who really doesn't like Buchi.
* The various [=MISAKA=]s apparently have a strong attachment to cats in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Or it may just be number 10032 that does. In any case, it's the humanizing touch given to ten thousand clones who do not otherwise have much in the way of identity or character traits at that point. The original Misaka ''Mikoto'', while finding cats adorable and cuddly like most normal girls her age, is hesitant to approach them as the ambient electricity generated by her mere presence causes discomfort in the poor little animals.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Suzaku Kururugi is said to love cats, but the fact that AnimalsHateHim has become somewhat of a running gag on the show. So much that he's gained the FanNickname of [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh "Suzakaki"]]. And yet in one of the last scenes of the series, Arthur, the cat he'd been taking care of, [[spoiler:is seen standing in front of his (empty) grave]].
* Miriana of ''Manga/FairyTail'' is of the villainous [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn (at first)]]]] variety, and has turned loving cats into an ''obsession''. At one point, she refuses to even hurt Natsu, her enemy, who was currently poorly-disguised as a cat, and she was even well aware of it.
** Wendy, Natsu and [[spoiler:Gajeel]] as well.
*** Special mention got to the latter considering how he reacted with he realized he didn't have one.
** [[AGodAmI Orga]] of all people was stated as being this in his character profile.
* Hinagiku of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is an avid cat lover. Shiranui plays a prominent role in her drama scenes with Hayate. The fact that her foster mother is allergic to cats keeps her from having cats of her own. She's also compared to felines for her fear of heights.
** Nagi and Isumi could be said to have this trait as well, Nagi is [[MegaNeko Tama]] and Shiranui's owner, and Isumi spends a chapter trying to befriend Shiranui when he first joins the cast.
* Bruno in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', who [[spoiler:lost his memory]] trying to save one.
* Doctor Ritsuko Akagi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a cat person. She even has cat-themed office decorations. She mostly likes them because of [[DysfunctionJunction loneliness issues]] though.
* In one of the ''Anime/MaiHime'' [[BonusMaterial omake shorts]], it's shown that Mikoto Minagi has a pair of cats - one white and one black - to keep her company when Mai isn't around. Mikoto herself acts [[GenkiGirl cat-like]] a lot.
* Vamp in ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'' is nice to cats, and is shocked by the implication that a wild monster living in his attic had eaten the neighbour's kitty ([[spoiler:the cat was fine; the monster had simply removed its collar because it considered collaring cats animal cruelty]]). Not bad for a self-proclaimed {{sentai}} villain with plans for [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]].
* In one of the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' drama [=CDs=], it is revealed [[spoiler:in an alternate timeline]] Madoka used her wish to rescue a cat from getting run over. Presumably the same cat is the one being hugged by Madoka in the opening credits of the anime. This is one of the first demonstrations of her kindness to Homura, and eventually she bonds with her to the point of [[spoiler:going through the same month [[GroundhogDayLoop repeatedly]] to save Madoka's life]].
* Kai from ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''...[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sort of]].
* Enma from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. Shown when he goes to feed a couple stray cats.
* In ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'', Sorata's love for cats got him kicked out of the regular school dorms.
-->'''Nanami:''' "You're far too much of a {{nice guy}}."
* Rikka of ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'' keeps with her a gray cat dressed up in a pink top with angel wings and an attached snake plushie she calls "Chimera". When Touka, [[PlotAllergy allergic to cats]], refuses to let her keep it in their room, Yuuta would act as its caretaker.
* Lindon of ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' has seven cats, and whenever he is at his home, there is at least one in his lap.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Dr. Briefs (Bulma's father) is seldom seen without a small black cat perched upon his shoulder or in his hands.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Pictured above: While Selina Kyle[=/=]Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fame [[FemmeFatale is no]] [[AntiHero straight heroine]], she does keep a number of cats that she cares for deeply. Official count is 17. She is frequently portrayed as donating money from her criminal endeavors to animal care charities.
* DC villain/AntiHero Catman lived with a pride of lions during his stay in Africa and grew to love them as his own family. It's safe to assume he likes house cats, too.
* A minor recurring character in the ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' comics, detective "Speed" Saunders (Hawkgirl's grandfather), kept a scruffy tomcat during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Comicbook/TheSandman's Dream of the Endless seems to have an affinity for cats, it's one of the many reasons Bast adores him. Possibly a bit of AuthorAppeal; at any rate, Gaiman did write one issue of ''Sandman'' entirely from a cat's point of view.
-->'''Possible Cat Messiah:''' ''-I am a cat, and I keep my own counsel.-''
* Betty Cooper from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' keeps a pet cat named Caramel and is probably [[TheHeart the most kindhearted person in the series]].
* Michelangelo of [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic]] has a beloved cat named Klunk.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'': the title character is fond of cats. The AntiAntichrist page image shows how fond he is of the adorable little hairballs!

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[[folder:FanWorks]]
* [[http://madcarrot.deviantart.com/art/Kitten-Love-23207949 Death Eater Walden MacNair]] is far from kind-hearted, but in this picture he does have a very soft spot for cats...
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Madame from ''Disney/TheAristocats''. She's a kind woman and a former star actress who has a beautiful white cat Duchess with three cute kittens. She loves them and they love her back.
* A rich Disney character, Charlotte Le Beouf from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', seems to very much love her kitten [[AMinorKidroduction in the opening]].
* Milo Thatch from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has a cat named Fluffy.
* Geppetto from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' has a kitten named Figaro, whom he does love, although early on, he uses the not-yet-brought-to-life Pinocchio to playfully torment the kitten.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the Film/{{Hellboy}} movies, Hellboy reveals his soft side with his affinity for cats, in contrast to his usual gruffness. He manages to save a box of kittens at one point. In the second movie, he even goes so far as to disobey orders to stay hidden from a troll, because he wanted to prevent it from eating a cat.
* In ''Film/NorthSeaHijack'', also released as ''ffolkes'' (yes, with 2 f's and no capital, not a typo) Roger Moore is deliberately cast against type. Rather than the womanizing playboy characters he was known for as Film/JamesBond and Series/TheSaint, the character Rufus Excalibur ffolkes was a bearded eccentric arrogant misogynist cat-lover. At the end of the film, having expressed his disdain for medals, he's instead presented with a trio of kittens in recognition of his heroism. He's rather touched.
* Film/{{Darkman}} usually keeps a cat or two around.
* Blondie from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' takes time out to stroke a cat while clearing a town of Mooks with Tuco.
* ''Film/BigFish'' had one in the form of Jenny, one of Will's childhood LoveInterests, who had grown up into an eccentric lady with a house full of cats. May also cross with CrazyCatLady as she had left her house to slowly rot and bend over the years and is mostly seen without any other company.
* Preston's character introduction in ''{{Film/Species}}'' is him thanking a next-door neighbour for minding his cat while he's out of town. What makes this hilarious is that Preston is played by Creator/MichaelMadsen - known for playing psychotic villains. PlayingAgainstType indeed.
* Andy Serkis's character in ''Film/ThePrestige'' gets very distressed when Tesla puts his cat into his new machine and threatens him not to let anything happen to it.
* Mr. Krueger in ''Film/MrKruegersChristmas'' lives with and dotes on his cat George.
* In ''Film/MrsMiniver'', the Miniver family has a huge tuxedo cat. Their youngest child Toby is particularly attached to the sweet animal.
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[[folder:Folklore]]
* The ancient Japanese fairytale of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Drew_Cats The Boy who Drew Cats]] was popularized by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafcadio_Hearn Lafcadio Hearn]]'s amazing translation.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' likes cats more than anything else and truly hates people who kill them. Nanny Ogg is a cat person as well.
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Granny Weatherwax]], however, is not. Or she'd want you to believe, until she is offered the kitten You in ''Wintersmith'', to which she shows no affection at all (in front of witnesses).
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** [[CrazyCatLady Arabella Figg]] and Hermione Granger. Interesting in that they are both good people, but [[spoiler:at the opposite ends of the sliding scale of magical power]]. Also, Hermione's cat becomes a [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Kitten]] later. [[spoiler: He is inexplicably hostile to Ron's pet rat Scabbers. [[YouDirtyRat The rat]] turns out to be Peter Pettigrew, a Death-Eater and spy for Voldemort.]]
*** Hermione's cat, Crookshanks, also [[LickedByTheDog befriends]] Sirius Black, and Harry is momentarily given pause when Crookshanks does his best to [[GoThroughMe put himself between Sirius and a vengeful Harry]].
** Subverted with [[Characters/HarryPotterMinistryOfMagic Dolores Umbridge]], who likes kittens [[TyrantTakesTheHelm and is a total, horrid bitch]]. Possibly averted here - all we see are pictures of kittens, not actual kittens. Her Patronus taking cat form as well might be another hint. Still up for debate.
** Filch, though he comes off as more sympathetic than Umbridge. (So does ''Voldemort''...) His only friend seems to be [[CatsAreMean his evil cat, Mrs. Norris]], and he seems truly horrified in the second book when [[spoiler:she's attacked by Slytherin's monster]].
* Faithful, Alanna's cat in ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse The Lioness Quartet]]''. Faithful was sent by the gods themselves to protect and watch over Alanna. He can talk and possesses almost-omniscient powers, so he finds it pretty easy to protect his "owner."
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein and most of his books' characters are ailurophiles.
** In his short story ''Literature/OrdealInSpace'', the protagonist likes cats. Also, when he hears a kitten [[spoiler:out on a ledge, he rescues it and cures his agoraphobia]].
** The title of one of his books is even, ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls''.
** In ''Literature/TheDoorIntoSummer'', when the protagonist goes into suspended animation for 30 years, he arranges for his cat, Pete, to come with him. Unfortunately, Pete doesn't, and [[spoiler:arguably, one of the reasons he travels back in time is to get his cat back.]]
** ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'''s most [[TearJerker heart wrenching]] scene comes when [[spoiler:Pirate the cat is taken over by a slug. He doesn't survive the ordeal and dies in Sam's arms. When Sam and the Old Man make their final charge, Sam narrates that he owes them revenge for Pirate.]] Not that he wasn't committed to their utter annihilation already. But now ItsPersonal.
* Morwen, the not-so-wicked witch in the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', has cats in every color except black.
* Several characters in the ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Petaybee}}'': Clodagh certainly, and Aisling less obviously.
* Inversion in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' as the whole series is about a cat who is a kindhearted Narnian and occasional Englishchild lover.
** In ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'', Aslan comes in the form of a cat to comfort Shasta.
* Cats are entirely friendly in Creator/MercedesLackey's fantasy novels, although pampered housepets can be more nosy and gossipy than helpful. This is in all likelihood AuthorAppeal.
* Cats, and catlike aliens, are also found throughout Creator/AndreNorton's books. This is most definitely AuthorAppeal, as she was well-known for being a cat lover.
* Six-year-old Queen Varicose in the second Literature/WelkinWeasels trilogy is constantly surrounded by cats. They come from miles around to see her, because the old saying that "a cat can look at a queen" is taken rather more seriously by the TalkingAnimal population of Welkin.
* Captain Tinker, from Esther Averill's charming ''Jenny and the Cat Club'' series of children's books.
* Literature/HonorHarrington and Nimitz though Treecats aren't the same thing. One suspects that Nimitz was an avatar of David Weber's cat.
* Dean from the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' series is fond of cats, even hiding a kitten in the house against Garrett's direct orders in ''Red Iron Nights''.
* Several of HarukiMurakami's heroes have a fondness for cats (a bit of AuthorAppeal) and are generally decent people. Toru from ''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' and Nakata, the secondary protagonist of ''Kafka on the Shore'', are probably the best examples (the latter can actually talk to cats and makes money by reuniting lost pets with their owners).
* Shadow, the protagonist of ''Literature/AmericanGods'', is this, whether the cat in question is just a regular kitten or [[PhysicalGod Bast]].
* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] is quite fond of cats; in one story he mentions that cats "always do take to me". Makes sense, since he's the NiceGuy of his series.
--> "Tell me, [[TheJeeves Jeeves]]... You have known me for some time. You have had every opportunity to study my psychology. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Would you say I was the sort of fellow who stole cats?]]"
--> "No, sir."
--> His response pleased me. No hemming or hawing, just 'no, sir.'
* Prim in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Her feline friend Buttercup is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in cat form: [[CatsAreMean he's mean to everyone]], but not Prim.
* Grace Cahill of ''Literature/The39Clues'': CoolOldLady, awesome [[NeverMessWithGranny grandmother]], [[IronLady matriarch]] of [[spoiler: the Madrigals]], and owner of Saladin, the epitome of a CoolCat. She appears to be very fond of him. Due to DeathByOriginStory, this ends up applying to Dan and Amy Cahill as well, with Saladin becoming the (often quite helpful) fourth member of their Clue-hunting team. Nellie Gomez likes Saladin quite a bit, too, as evidenced by her insistence upon getting his favorite red snapper for him every time the team moves on to a different city.
** In the sequel series Cahills vs. Vespers, Evan Tolliver shows signs of this as he becomes the high-maintenance Saladin's main caregiver in Amy and Dan's absence.
* Haviland Tuf of the ''Literature/TufVoyaging'' anthology by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin.
* Will Perry of Literature/HisDarkMaterials.
* Harrison Withers from Louise Fitzhugh's ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy'' shelters 26 cats (who eat better than he does). After a Health Department raid he has a HeroicBSOD which she witnesses -- just before she loses her notebook. As she puts her life back together, she spies on Harrison again, and sees him happy and content with a single tiny kitten. This becomes the first story she writes for publication.
* Beth from ''Literature/LittleWomen''.
** Also Molly Lou Bemis from ''Jack and Jill'', who has ''nine'' cats.
* Literature/AmeliaPeabody and her whole family are fond of cats, and "the Cat Bastet" (always referred to in full) is a character in several of the novels, as are her descendants Horus, Seshat, and the Great Cat of Re.
* Creator/BarbaraHambly's Franchise/StarTrek TieInNovel ''Ishmael'' is a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater time travel story]] set in 1860s Seattle. The local protagonist notices that cats have a strange affinity for [[AmnesiacHero Spock]] but that dogs are afraid of him.
* Lizzie Thompson in the ''Literature/MsWiz'' books. Her pet cat is a stray she rescued and christened Waif - and she is incredibly depressed when he disappears. When she discovers an heiress is collecting neighbourhood cats for fur, she willingly has herself transformed into one to save them.
* Liz Pennykettle and Tam from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].
* {{Lloyd Alexander}} himself seems to be very much this trope if his books are any indication.
** Taran and Fflewddur Fflam in {{Literature/The Chronicles Of Prydain}}, but most notably Fflewddur. When facing the giant wild cat, Llyan, Taran can't help but appreciate the magnificent creature and when Fflewddur had the opportunity to slay her, he didn't. Whether it was out of animal appreciation or cowardice or a mixture of both is never clear[[spoiler:, but the end result is that Llyan becomes Fflewddur's mount and pet by the end of her debut book and he dotes on her every bit as much as she dotes on him]].
** Title character of ''The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian''. He rescues a white cat from men accusing it of being a witch and when it follows him, he names it Presto. Sebastian is a very affectionate owner, giving Presto all sorts of silly nicknames (such as "His Most Excellent Catliness" and "Duke of Gauli-Mauli") and making jestful (but somewhat sincere) promises like gifts of silk pillows and gold saucers. Presto himself is a very intelligent cat and helps Sebastian any way he can and in surprising ways.
** Chen Cho of {{The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen}}, though his feline companion is a magical tiger named Lao-Hu who is capable of talking and occasionally gives Chen Cho advice, so Lao-Hu is less a pet and more a confidant/traveling companion.
* We'd like to hear about the cats of Queen Beruthiel in Creator/JRRTolkien's legendarium, but apparently that's a NoodleIncident.
* * According to Buddhist legend cats were not allowed into heaven because the cat would not come with the other animals to sit with Buddha when he was dying. Elizabeth Coatsworth fixed that, with her TearJerker tale of ''The Cat Who Went to Heaven'', where we learn that the all-merciful Buddha loves kitties too.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Doctor himself, at least the Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh incarnations. Six, even as he donned that [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes hideous coat]], decided to make it marginally less ghastly with some cat shaped lapel pins. Nine actually pets a cat during an episode, and Ten has a good rapport with some cat people (not people who like cats. People who are cats.) in one of his episodes. Eleven talks to a housecat to investigate a time loop in Colchester.
* Britta Perry from ''{{Series/Community}}''. To further drive the point home, her cats are adopted from shelters and suffer from a wide range of illnesses.
* Emma Tutweiler of ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life On Deck]]'', who cares for a vast number of cats alone on ''a cruise ship''. {{Flanderization}} in later episodes have turned her into a CrazyCatLady, getting a new cat every time she's dumped.
* Quite a few characters, including Tristan, from ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall''.
* Bubbles, in ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' has a love for kitties, and even opened his own "cat daycare centre".
* Randy from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' dated a kindhearted (and quite pretty) cat lady, but they split up after he realised that [[spoiler:she was treating him exactly like a cat (with his own little "Randy" collar and a giant cat bed).]]
* Radar O'Reilly of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is a FriendToAllLivingThings generally, and in one episode he tells Colonel Blake he's got sixteen cats back home.
* The host of ''MustLoveCats'' loves cats so much that he even write songs and sings to them.
* Jackson Galaxy of ''Series/MyCatFromHell'' is dedicated towards helping cats and owners get along. Since he's a musician, he looks more like a biker than a cat lover.
* In one episode of (I think) ''Animal Rescue'', a man had over 20 cats, even though he was only allowed two. It turned out that he couldn't afford to have them neutered or spayed, and things took their natural course. The rescue officers had nothing but praise for how well the man had performed the monumental task of caring for all of them (the apartment was fairly clean, the cats all socially well-adjusted and healthy), and so they allowed him to keep two of his beloved cats--after spaying them for free.
* Lily on ''Series/ColdCase''
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'': Matt Devlin mentions having a cat to friend/colleague Alesha Philips. She's delighted to hear this. The moments gets a very sad callback in the following episode, where Matt's partner Ronnie is seen caring for it and commiserating with it, petting him and telling him, "Yeah, I miss him too."
* Toyed with in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Data, the robotic crew member is the only one that keeps a pet. This makes sense, since he's the character exploring WhatMeasureIsANonHuman and humans inexplicably take pleasure in the company of certain animals. And it's all fine with the cat, whose name is Spot: any [[MagicFromTechnology robot sufficiently advanced to serve cat food and provide a warm lap]] is an acceptable human-substitute to the average cat.
** Later, when Data has a functional emotion chip, finding out that Spot survived the crash in ''Generations'' is enough to move him to tears of joy.
* Brenda Leigh Johnson in ''Series/TheCloser'' adopts a cat that belonged a murder victim, naming it Kitty. Brenda always referred to Kitty as 'he' or 'him' (even after [[YourTomcatIsPregnant 'he' gave birth to a litter of kittens]]) and was devastated when he had to be put to sleep. At the end of series 5, Fritz gives her a new kitten named Joel.
* Dr Warner, a vet from one ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' episode. Salem thinks she's in love with him and hopes a kiss from her will turn him back into a human. [[spoiler: It doesn't, he complains and she faints at the sight of a talking cat]].
* In the ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' third-season episode "And the Kitty Kitty Spank Spank", Max is shown to be this in contrast to the CrazyCatLady she and Caroline almost gave the stray they took in to.
* Lister of ''Series/RedDwarf'' gets in trouble for illicitly keeping a pet cat, named Frankenstein, in the first episode, which sets off all his later misadventures. He's very chatty and affectionate toward Frankenstein. He also later readily attempts to befriend one of her humanoid descendants. This all ties in with the fact that Lister is a relatively kind, decent sort of bloke.
* KeithOlbermann reportedly adores cats but can't have one due to allergies. BenAffleck's satirical take on Keith's Special Comments centered around Keith's hypothetical cat, Miss Precious Perfect.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Never exactly "kind", but Ed of ''Radio/EdReardonsWeek'' reserves his minuscule portion of the caring instinct for his cat, which allows the audience glimpses of a fairly decent acceptable human being beneath all the snark. And gleeful misanthropy. And general {{jerkass}}ery.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Cammy White of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' is a highly-trained Delta Red Agent and former assassin, but melts at the sight of a cat as she adores them. In ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', it turns out [[ChekhovsGun to be quite important:]] in the prologue, Cammy is shown to be friends already with a cute cream-colored cat... [[spoiler: and in her ending she brings it as a gift to her fellow ex-Doll and sort-of adoptive sister Juni, who is hospitalized. The girl's reaction to the kitty is not just a [[Heartwarming/StreetFighter Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]], but proof that she's getting better from her ordeals as a BrainwashedAndCrazy {{bodyguard babe|s}}.]]
** At the start of his story in ''Super Street Fighter IV'', Abel is shown befriending a stray cat.
* Felicia of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is this for obvious reasons as she is a {{cat|girl}} herself.
* Travis Touchdown in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. "Kindhearted" is... well, enough of a stretch you could use it for a tightrope, but he's devoted to his cat.
** For much of the second game, it seems like his cat is his only friend.
* The owner of the Shin-Sekai soda joint in ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' takes in cats that are in front of his store. You have to spend enough money there to find out, though.
* Vayne from ''VideoGame/{{Mana Khemia|AlchemistsOfAlRevis}}'' never goes anywhere without his cat Sulpher, who even starts circling his legs in an adorable idle animation if you leave him alone. To be fair, though, his bond with Sulpher is a bit more complicated than most. He also can have a more-than-just-friends relationship with catgirl student, Nikki, and [[spoiler: will even marry her in her ending, resulting in a LOT of kids]]. Roxis, meanwhile, can be found having adopted a kitten and baby-talking to it in a scene you can see while walking around the school grounds, but he'd never actually admit it to your face.
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' has Laury Callwell, [[{{Badass}} Gene Petromolla]] (who's a FriendToAllLivingThings in general) and, to the surprise of the players, [[spoiler:[[GangBangers Sam]] [[SunglassesAtNight Burston]].]] They're all linked by an interesting event : Laury first finds three abandoned kitten she decides to adopt, and names them. Later, if you have Gene in your girl roster and [[RelationshipValues have good relationship]] with both Laury and Gene, Laury will lose the kitten and you can offer to search for them for her. You'll have two possible leads : [[spoiler: Go ask Gene, or go ask the local punks]]. Choosing the first option will [[spoiler: net you a special CG, where Gene has found the kitten, and, after explaining the situation, will agree to give them back, albeit with a sad face]]; choosing the second one will [[spoiler: allow you to see an unknown kind side of Sam (who's normally in antagonistic ways with the main protagonist), and he too will give the kitten back]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', we have both Telma and her cat Louise and Impaz with her dozens of playful, friendly kitties. Link himself can pick up and carry less shy cats around, and even plays a minigame with some of Impaz's.
** [[Film/ThelmaAndLouise Telma and Louise]]? Intentional?
* Anders of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' has a fondness for kittens. The player can even give one to him as a pet, who he names Ser Pounce-A-Lot and carries into battle (where it can actually revive the entire party should a Party Wipe happen). Unfortunately he was forced to give up his kitten between ''Awakening'' and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], though he still has a big soft spot for them. [[spoiler: Eventually subverted; Anders starts out kindhearted, but becomes more and more ruthless as the sequel progresses...]]
* Cormag from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', according to his supports with Natasha. He once found an injured kitty who barely survived the battle he and his group had been in, took him as his pet, and asked the aforementioned WhiteMagicianGirl to heal his injuries. Later, he helsp said kitten get reunited with his still-living mother.
* [[spoiler:Yomiel]] in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''. His cat is literally the only friend he has. Of course, the "kind-hearted" bit applies ''only'' to his cat. [[spoiler:Luckily, the cat is [[SamaritanSyndrome considerably nicer]]]].
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]] wields the mighty Azure Grimoire, is known far and wide as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Grim Reaper]], has the world's largest bounty on his head, and is considered an SS-class criminal by the NOL...but he just loves cats, and cats seem to love him too if his interaction with Taokaka and the Kaka kitties are any indication. In fact, his young self's reaction upon meeting his future sensei Jubei (a character based on the Nekomata aka cat spirits) is... [[CutenessProximity "YOU'RE A KITTY! A BIG KITTY!"]]
** And even moreso [[HospitalHottie Litchi Faye-Ling]]. Despite obsessing over saving Arakune, she still finds time to protect the Kaka clan from his threat and even teaches the not-so-blessed-in-intelligence cats, and the kitties, Taokaka included, love her very much. [[spoiler:In what would be a slight TearJerker and a redeeming point in her FaceHeelTurn, one of the things she remembered before making the heavy decision was the fun times with Taokaka.]]
** Add in [[HighlyVisibleNinja Bang Shishigami]]. While he doesn't interact with the Kaka clan as much as Litchi does, Tao is one of his regular contacts and he has taken her in as an apprentice, often sparring with her if the match intros are to be trusted. This trend continues into [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma their journey to Ikaruga]].
* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' seems to have shades of this. If you complete one quest to feed a stray cat, the protagonist will request himself to continuing feeding it. Also, you have the option to spend the ''entire afternoon'' just petting a cat.
* Asuka Kazama of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' is the niece of two of the game's heroes, great niece of the main villain, and cousin of the current protagonist, so BadAss is in her blood. She's also a BullyHunter and in the game's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUSZ2tCQ_Ko&feature=player_detailpage#t=190s intro]] she rescues a CatUpATree.
* And speaking of female Japanese Kindhearted Cat Lovers, we have Kiyo Tsukino of ''Rumble! @ the Campus'', who has two pet cats, Yo and Ki.
** Hotaru Katsuragi has also shown a soft spot towards cats, but it seems like all living things are afraid of her EvilLaugh, and that includes the kitties.
** Almost all Japanese characters in this game: Megumi, Akane, even the Shirogane Family!.
* Shiki Misaki of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' fights with a stuffed cat she made herself, so she's most likely a fan of kitties.
* Although a slightly milder example than most, [[TheHero Crono]] of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has a pet cat, and has the opportunity to win another (they themselves will either breed or run away, depending on if you regularly take time to win cat food for them). You can have ''at least'' ten by the ending depending on how well you play this.
** Crono's mother also implies through dialogue that she doesn't enjoy looking after the cat(s) -- it's her son's job.
** An early side-task also has you return a cat to its owner -- [[spoiler:which itself determines the jury's view of you when you go on trail later]].
** In 12,000 BCE, Janus holds himself above everyone... except for his cat, Alfador. [[spoiler:And when Janus returns to that time as Magus, the cat ''still'' recognizes him and follows him around.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' both [[TheHero Ludger]] and his older half-brother Julius really like their chubby cat [[GenderBlenderName Lulu]]. The former even brings him along on his entire journey instead of leaving him at home, (Which manifests itself as a gameplay mechanic, allowing you to send Lulu out to gather items for you).
* In ''VideoGame/OfficeJerk'' and its SpinOff ''Office Zombie'', the Jerk and Zombie show are apparently this. The Jerk has a picture of himself with a cat and will occasionally "pet" the cat. The Zombie does the same, saying "Kitty..."[[/folder]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': The main heroine Rin might be NotGoodWithPeople, but the way she treats the many, many cats who crowd around her more than demonstrates her inner good nature.
* ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'' has two of them, [[{{Dojikko}} Miyuki Kotobuki]] and [[BrokenBird Kaori Yae]]. Of special note, Kaori doesn't like dogs on the other hand.
** Megumi Mikihara of ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' is rather a FriendToAllLivingThings, but in one of her Events, she finds abandoned kitten in a cardboard box under a snowy night, and decides to take them in and take care of them until she finds kind new owners for them. It's also the basis of her scenario in ''Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Tokkae Tama'' (one of the two Puzzle Game spin-offs of the game).
* Subverted by [[spoiler:Matt Engarde]] from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'', who's a cat lover, but also a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* Ethan Karios from ''VisualNovel/TimeHollow'' keeps a cat named Sox who helps him on his adventure through time.
* [[GreatDetective Willard H. Wright]] from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' owns a cat named Diana who he's very fond of.
* Kaoru Kirishima in ''VisualNovel/OurTwoBedroomStory'' seems cold and standoffish, and has trouble communicating with people, but he loves cats. His affection for his cat Tama is the earliest sign that he's not simply an unfeeling jerk.
* The PlayerCharacter aka ''you'' in VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari can be this, if you make him take a stray cat in despite how his apartment building doesn't allow pets...
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Blackout of the ''Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}'' loves to collect scorpion-bots (in toy form, that's continued incarnations of movie Scorponok). Since the scorpions purr when scritched, cluster around ankles, and are generally adorable, they might as well be cats with a fondness for toe-pinching.
-->'''Arcee:''' How many scorpions do you ''need''?\\
'''Blackout:''' ''All of them!''
** Liege Fabulo is also "an insect person".
* ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'''s eponymous character.
* Even the [=KillTron=] 5000, mentioned in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=28 this]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' comic, who hates all known beings in the universe, has a special place in his robot heart for cats.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Yuudai]] from ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}'', perhaps [[HiddenDepths surprisingly]]. He owns a cat named [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Hime]], which is pretty much his OnlyFriend.
* [[HyperCompetentSidekick Judy]] the [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys gorilla]] from ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''. A recent chapter was called "Judy Gets a Kitten" and involved... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Judy getting a kitten]]. [[spoiler:Yoshi the dinosaur tried to eat the kitten, but it survived. It's sporting an eyepatch.]].
* Yun-lee and Dong-whi from ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne''. Their love for cats is what got them together.
* The jailer and the doctor from ''Webcomic/PapiNyang''.
* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', Amanda taking in a stray cat showed that she was starting to become slightly less cynical.
* Belkar Bitterleaf of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is ''far'' from kindhearted under usual circumstances, being ChaoticEvil, AxCrazy, and an all around SociopathicHero with little of the "Heroic" part. However, he genuinely likes Mr. Scruffy, the late Lord Shojo's RightHandCat, and caring for him has led to numerous PetTheDog moments as part of his real/fake CharacterDevelopment.
* Nepeta from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Not only is her Lusus a cat, but she basically emulates cats in every aspect of her life. She also happens to be the nicest troll in the series (so far).
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Brad Jones of WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob fame loves his cats. Even if he's ranting, he pauses to pet them and speaks to them in a very gentle tone of voice. They provide cute comic relief and FunnyBackgroundEvent moments throughout the series.
** There was one moment where OOCIsSeriousBusiness kicked in when during his review of ''Elves'', the main character's stepmother kills her cat, resulting in Brad dropping character and outright snarling "I'd kill her, I'd '''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]]''' kill her."
** Also, Justin Carmical, aka [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis Jew Wario]], couldn't have a cat because of allergies, but he would gleefully point them out when they appeared in a game he was reviewing.
* The Let's Player LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} is a MASSIVE cat lover, to the point where he refused to kill the cat enemies in his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance''.
** Another [=LPer=] with this trait is LetsPlay/HCBailly. He took the time to win the maximum amount of cats you could own in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
* Creator/JamesRolfe, AKA WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, has two cats, Yeti and Boo, who he takes time to show off in his vlog where he temporarily moves to California.
* Creator/LittleKuriboh owns three cats which his love for is shown via twitter.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': In a meta-joke and MythologyGag, the youngest Bennet daughter Lydia has a cat called Kitty that follows her everywhere -- Catherine "Kitty" Bennet was Lydia's elder sister in the novel who really followed Lydia everywhere to a fault. She shot [[http://youtu.be/-65brfdH0qc one cute vlog entry]] talking to Kitty about how to help out her cousin Mary, and Kitty also had a Twitter account.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* This is a popular depiction of Nathan Explosion in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' fanworks. [[http://pics.livejournal.com/gearsmoke/pic/000fp7k9]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Major Boobage" was somewhat bizarre for turning Cartman into this, serving as the one time in about ten years that one of his many, ''many'' PetTheDog moments ''didn't'' turn out to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk fake]] or {{manipulative|Bastard}}. Well, he did have Kitty early in the show's run and refused to let Stan and Kyle put firecrackers up his butt.
* Goofy in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' has Waffles, resulting in this trope being filled by an [[FurryConfusion anthropomorphic dog.]]
* Mrs. Hasigawa from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' combines this with a touch of CrazyCatLady. Or at least, from ''her'' perspective -- her "cats" are actually superpowered alien genetic experiments, but she's too blind and/or senile to notice.
* Dan from ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has Mr. Mumbles.
** Subverted. Dan is ''dangerously'' unstable and possesses a HairTriggerTemper. Mr. Mumbles is his literal MoralityPet and the only thing that can get him to stop a revenge scheme.
* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants owns Gary, who is a snail, which appears to be the underwater equivalent of a cat in the show.
* This is how Ryan Adams is portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/HeyJoel''. He wrote an entire album for his dead cat, Wiskers, and even thinks the song "Mandy" was about a dog.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Rarity adores her cat Opalescence, despite the fact that anytime she gets near her, she tries to swat her.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': When Homer tells his crew to think of their loved ones in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E19SimpsonTide Simpson Tide]]", Moe thinks of his cat [[FormallyNamedPet Mr. Snookums]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* One of the US Rangers involved in the Battle of Mogadishu (of ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' fame) was a noted cat fan. In fact, when the US task force moved into their barracks (an abandoned hangar), there was a group of kittens with no mother. The Ranger took care of them, and others got pissed at their mewing. He simply said, "If you want to kill them, [[GoThroughMe you have to get through me]]."
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, who was well known among his staff for his fondness for [[PunnyName Nelson]], a cat he adopted when he worked at the Admiralty, who stayed with him in his bunker during some of the darkest days of the Blitz.
* Islam:
** Muhammad was a noted cat lover. There is an account of Muhammad cutting a sleeve off his robe rather than disturb the cat sleeping on it. This still persists in Islam today; there are hundreds of stray cats around the Alhambra and other ancient mosques in Spain that let you pet them and give them treats. Cats are even allowed into the Masjid al-Haram, and are considered ritually clean by Islam, in ways that dogs, for example, are not.
** One of the Shahabat (Companions, people who first practiced Islam and lived in proximity with Muhammad) was named Abu Huraihah ([[MeaningfulName Father of Kittens]]) because he kept many cats in his household. He was also a notable source for the Hadith: According to one story, he once stepped out of his home, and all his cats gathered around him.
* The artist Louis Wain is mostly known for his huge assortment of cat paintings. He also wrote books (mostly about cats), and championed animal rights. He was a swell guy, despite being violently psychotic at times.
* Yaoi manga creator Miyamoto Kanno often portrays herself surrounded by cats (and hides behind them when otherwise she would have to draw her face) in the afterwords of her stories. They also sometimes appear as her characters' companions.
* Creator/HPLovecraft gave cats magical powers in his stories and wrote one about an entire city of cats taking terrible vengeance on an elderly pair of creeps who kill a kitten. He deeply loved his [[ValuesDissonance unfortunately named]] black cat "Nigger-man", who disappeared at the age of eight. Lovecraft never owned another cat, but fed and named every alley cat in the streets of Providence. Shortly before his death, he wrote in a letter to a friend that he had been walking through a little wooded area near his home and found himself [[{{Psychopomp}} escorted by two kittens]].
* Creator/{{Saki}} gave the eponymous "Tobermory" a tongue to rival his usual {{Gentleman Snarker}}s, and "The Achievement of the Cat" is basically a short essay on cats' [[CatsAreSuperior inherent awesomeness.]]
* [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], who even wrote two good-bye songs dedicated to his cats shortly before his death.
* Queen member Brian May wrote "All Dead, All Dead" after the death of one of his kitties.
* Koko the gorilla is a noted fan of cats, and has cared for several as pets. In fact, when informed that her first kitten "All-Ball" had been killed by a car, she mourned and cried.
--> Soft good cat cat.
* Robert Goulet loved cats; in fact when he guest starred on ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' they made a joke about this and paired him with CrazyCatLady Ireene.
* One of the oldest known Irish poems, [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells Pangur Ban]], was written by a monk about his cat.
* Saint Raymond Nonnatus, according to his legend.
* The late Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, a GentleGiant actor, could go on forever about his cats.
* Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, cut his cape off, because he didn't want to wake a cat that slept on it.
* Creator/StanleyKubrick. He reportedly edited all of his movies in his own house because he felt bad for leaving his cats while he shot the movies.
* Creator/WarrenEllis, more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, is definitely this, if [[http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=10633 this]] is anything to go by.
* Creator/GrantMorrison. He devoted part of his [[NoFourthWall fourth wall demolishing]] [[SelfInsertFic appearance]] in the finale of his ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' run to talk about how bad he felt when his cat died, how unfair it was, and how it impacted his writing of the series. This even seems to be the reason (InUniverse anyway) that he decided to [[spoiler:resurrect Animal Man's slain family, in an attempt to be kind rather than dramatic]].
* Creator/ErnestHemingway was given a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat polydactyl cat]] as a gift. His will left his house and estate to that cat and its descendants in perpetuity. [[http://www.hemingwayhome.com/HTML/our_cats.htm There are now sixty of them living in his house.]]
* Creator/AdamHowden shares this trait with his ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' character, Anders. In fact, during [[http://www.mcmbuzz.com/2011/10/10/mcm-buzz-podcast-21/ a podcast]] one of his cats came into the room meowing loudly, clearly wanting to join in the conversation.
* [[http://www.muchlove.org/2011/02/10/its-okay-to-be-a-cat-guy-watch-some-realy-cat-guys/ It's okay to be a cat guy.]]
* And we all know that [[http://cheezburger.com/4623041024 every good soldier needs a butt kitty.]] Actually, many soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have saved cats as well as dogs, and even brought them home with them through the good offices of [[http://www.spcai.org/index.php/programs/operation-baghdad-pups.html Operation Baghdad Pups]]. Historically many soldiers have been known to keep cats with them when they can, and there are accounts of several soldiers jumping into Normandy with kittens zipped into their jumpsuits and various tank crews who kept cats with them and let them sleep in the turret.
** The [[http://www.natcat.org/ National Cat Protection Society]] was founded by a man who fought in WWII. Trapped in a foxhole in the middle of winter, he was almost resigned to freezing to death when a cat appeared out of nowhere and snuggled up to him. He wrote many books about cats and devoted his life to them.
* Creator/NoriakiSugiyama, [[http://www.nekojika.com/ if his blog is to be believed.]]
* Tricia Helfer is a cat lover, having ten "rescue" cats. She insisted that {{Creator/Bungie}} agree to donate to cat-sheltering organizations as part of her contract before she would play Dare in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''. [[http://www.scificool.com/bsgs-tricia-helfer-and-jamie-bamber-peta-ads/ See for yourself]].
* The RealLife prevalence of this trope is presumably why the Depression-era hobo symbol for "kind lady lives here" was a drawing of a cat.
* Bethany Cosentino of Music/BestCoast would rather talk about her cats instead of her music. So much that she put her cat Snacks on the cover of her album ''Crazy For You''.
* James Franco and his brother Dave each own two cats and apparently bring them up in conversation enough that in an interview, Dave mentioned that every time a friend greets him, the first question they ask is about his cats and he made a Funny or Die video about them.
* Hizaki, currently in Music/{{Versailles}}, often Website/{{tw|itter}}eets about his Persian cat, Sonia. One such tweet has him feeling bad because he has to leave Sonia behind whenever Music/{{Versailles}} tour.
* Creator/MarlonBrando had a kittycat who [[http://www.barnorama.com/wp-content/images/2011/03/b%20863/01.jpg helped with his correspondence]]. He also famously adopted a stray cat that was hanging around the set of ''Film/TheGodfather'', and [[ThrowItIn included it in a couple of his scenes]].
* Music/JohnLennon was a lifelong cat person.
* Creator/RobertDowneyJr is a noted fan of cats, and has said in interviews that he's constantly taking photos of his kitties Monty and Dart, and at one point while filming a movie stopped in the middle [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny so he could look at a nearby cat.]] He also once refused to stay somewhere that wouldn't allow him to take his cats with him.
* Manga author and illustrator [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Masato_Natsumoto Masato Natsumoto]], better known for his work for SNK (and specially TheKingOfFighters: Kyo manga and games) and his manga adaptation of ''Record Of Lodoss Wars''. He really loves his two cats, Mya and Nanao.
* Comedian Marc Maron frequently discusses his three formerly feral cats in his routines and on his [[http://www.wtfpod.com podcast]]. He also has an entire routine, appropriately titled Cat Guy, on the subject. This also appears in his LifeEmbellished TV show ''{{Series/Maron}}''.
* Vanna White of ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' fame often mentions her cat, Stella. She used to have a second cat named Kiki, but had to give it away because it fought with Stella.
* Donna Lynch and Steven Archer of Music/EgoLikeness really love their hairless cats, Sophie and Jack Burton.
* Creator/BobcatGoldthwait frequently posts photos of his three(?) cats on [[http://instagram.com/bobcatgoldthwait his Instagram.]]
* Robert 'Bob' Engstrand, the keyboard player for Finnish metal band Turisas, is a huge, beardy Swedish guy who dresses up like a viking for a living, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqBpOFSiVu8 absolutely adores]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74IjkVFCXSU his]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/8c7ea81f9f042eda88d61e4a7219b9c3/tumblr_inline_mtfmnx5Ll61qmkalr.jpg cats]].
* Margaret Hamilton, known to millions as the Wicked Witch of the West in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', was devoted to her cats and a long-time champion of animal welfare and rights. She appeared in television public service announcements throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, surrounded by her kitty friends and reminding you to have your pets spayed or neutered.
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