Think about it, cats are up all night, slink silently around, and can attack with untold ferocity when provoked. Think about it, have you ever seen Batman and Batcat in the same room together?
Dobby can talk, but this cat can say every bit as much with his ears. Master must not go to school. Master must give belly scratches.
Another favorite from a galaxy far, far away, the Ewok is supposed to be modeled after a teddy bear, but this little guy could totally audition for the part.