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Spot, Lieutenant Commander Data's pet cat.

A cat (Felis sylvestris catus or Felis domesticus) is a small animal lifeform native to the planet Earth.

History and specifics

A mammal, cats were felines that were domesticated by Humans thousands of years ago, and since that time have been kept as pets by Humans both on and off their homeworld.

Sometimes called "housecats", that term fell out of use by the 23rd century, to avoid confusion with the Meridian housecat, a large animal that hosted smaller symbiotic organisms. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)

Cat were also kept as pets by some Vulcans on the planet Vulcan. (TOS novel: Dwellers in the Crucible)

Spock called Gary Seven's cat Isis "a lovely animal", unaware she was actually a shapeshifter. (TOS episode: "Assignment: Earth")

See also: felinoid

Notable cats

Cleveland Booker and Grudge.

Cleveland Booker's cat. (DSC season 3 and season 4)
Siberian forest-cat that was the traveling companion of the Vulcan entertainer Stephen in the 2260s decade. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)
Fitzpatrick, Komack and Nogura
Cats owned by Anne Gauvreau of the SS Ian Shelton. They were named after Starfleet admirals James Komack, Fitzpatrick and Heihachiro Nogura. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)
Lieutenant Reginald Barclay's pet cat, named after the Talaxian Neelix. (VOY episodes: "Pathfinder", "Life Line")
Pet cat of Ensign Colin Hart who was adopted by Keisha Rush after Hart's death. (DS9 novel: Revenant)
Pet cat of Jake Sisko in the early 25th century, named after Odo, the former chief of security on Deep Space 9. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)
Lieutenant Commander Data's pet cat. After Data's death in 2379, ownership of Spot passed to Commander Worf. (TNG episode: "Data's Day", TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)

Fictional and mythological cats


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