Like the ancient Egyptians, I worship cats... big and small. To me, our feline friends -- the domestic kind -- are the closest thing we have to tribbles: They eat, and eat, and eat, and reproduce. Unlike tribbles, however, they have those teeth which can be applied to your skin... in affection, of course.
"Like the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they spin. Therefore I see no practical use for them." Maybe, but they sure are cute!
(Why is it that pictures of cats "hanging around" always look like a Farside comic?)