A cat is a small, adorable, source of food (especially amongst Dwarven people, who constantly battle with the ever-growing number of cats that adopt them in order to avoid a catsplosion ). Since they are not a dog or a rabbit, they are fair game for killing, skinning, and eating. They are source of many internet macros or memes (see below).
A cat was commonly a witch's familiar, especially a black one. Anyone who has lived alone with a cat will appreciate their demonic disdain. To look into the eyes of a cat at midnight is to flirt with self destruction.
- ↑ This, of course, refers to the famed video game Dwarf Fortress.