I once had a neighbor who loved his cat as much as his girlfriend, if not more. He carried this cat around everywhere he went. Phil Collins was practically attached to him!
(Yes, the cat’s name was really Phil Collins.)
The cat wasn’t fighting the affection, either. He honored his owner’s obsession with complete submission and purrs. That happy motor ran continuously, and it was always a show to watch the two interact.
You could say it was a