In Gough Square, not too far from London's Fleet Street, there is a statue of a cat named Hodge.
Hodge was the beloved cat of Samuel Johnson, creator of the first English dictionary & famed essay-writer. He used to buy him oysters from the market personally, so that Johnson's servant would not resent him and frequently referred to him as a 'very fine cat indeed'. When Hodge neared death, Johnson nursed him with valerian drops.
As a cat lover, this is one of my favourite spots in London.