First to the crux of the question, if a man judges a person by the animal they have they arent worth the effort.
Second any creature that comes and goes at will, never comes when called, food excepted, does exactly as it pleases when and where it pleases, the way IT wants to do, and still manages to be loved and fed and housed is my kind of animal and deserves to be ruler of the world- I quote the Brain.
I always remember the Islamic myth of why and how cats were created.........
Noah complained to God the ark was being overrun by rodents and associated vermin, and the Big Cats did nothing about them because they were not a big enough meal. So God made a lioness sneeze and from the sneeze formed the cat. God ga ve the cat to Noah and told him the cat would have the virtues of the Big cat but would be small enough to hunt mice rats and other vermine and in return Man had to give them a place to live and hunt.
The Moslems also believe the cats purr is a prayer to God as the purr sounds similar to the sound of the word Allaha, and so forbid the cruelty to cats and hold them in high regard. Ever Arab house has at least one cat.
I do meditate with my cat in the morning...with a cup of coffee in hand and Moxie on my chest. I love her purr, and I love that reference.
Yeah the Muslims consider cats to be the last creature God created, and at our request, and as such they are His True Gift from God to Us