And here's Salem.
MILO - The titular cat in Milo & Otis was so beloved in our household that we named our own cat after him (RIP to the cat that became dearer than any to us.) The orange kitten Milo, befriends a pug dog named Otis and are inseparable....until they're well... separated! They both go on an incredible coming of animal age journey (not to be confused with The Incredible Journey...) find love within their own species, and one day reunite after having families of their own. Is this the Brokeback Mountain of pet films?? No no no. They were just friends!
FIGARO - How adorable was Figaro in Pinocchio? I'll be honest, the movie could have used a LOT more of him. Luckily Disney cartoons made up for his lack when he got his own song on one random cartoon I remember from my youth "Figaro was an itty bitty cat.." Really, this cat has to be one of the cutest on this list.
DINAH AND THE CHESHIRE CAT - I'm not sure what the significance is of the cats in Alice in Wonderland (or if any and all deeper meaning in that story can only be attributed to drug use...) but whatever the reason I am fond of both Dinah and the Cheshire cat. If only all cats had the temperament of Dinah. Sigh.
SASSY - Yes, I forgot this silly 90's film even existed! But remember the valiant efforts of a cat and two dogs trying to return home to their owners? Why they were separated I forget, but what I do remember is the cat saving the day on at least one occasion. But Total Film in their list of the 50 best movie cats (read that list HERE) summed it up best: The Cat: Sassy is the feline element in Homeward Bound’s two dogs and a cat arrangement. Bizarrely, the trio all seem to get on rather well together. Not how we’d been led to believe the dynamic works at all.
If It Was A Dog: Yawn! Who wants to watch a film about three missing dogs? No one, that’s who.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: SI & IAM, MR. JINX, GARFIELD, CROOKSHANKS, MRS. NORRIS