My cat Buster is elderly, that is to say she is 17 years old and sleeps most of the time. However, as soon as I pick up my knitting needles, she perks up and comes and sits beside me and watches the needles clicking away. She never attempts to interfere with the yarn or needles, but seems fascinated by the whole process. I think that my knitting gives her an interest in life, as when I'm knitting it's the only time she seems any way animated (in a quiet way). I hope that I have her with me for a few years yet, and if my knitting is keeping her going, it's good for both of us.