Some months ago I started a novella about a woman who attracts cats wherever she goes. This all ties in with the secret she eventually discovers about herself and the man she's been dreaming about...and searching for (no spoilers here!)
Hence the picture of my cat, Bundy (who is in purfect health at 10 or more years of age).
I do intend finishing that story, and three or four other's that need a little TLC. But writing cats (any animal) into my plot has certainly opened my eyes at how much harder it is to get them *right* on the page!