Teddy bears are wonderful things. They make the best of friends. They are excellent at cuddling. And, in a pinch, they can help you decorate for Halloween, like this awesome Pumpkin Halloween Teddy Bear.
The Victorian Age has long been known for it's rigidity, formalness, and dedication to propriety. Perhaps that is why they needed cats to much -- so that they could let loose vicariously. Of course there was also no television or radio at the time and cats are very entertaining. I suppose that is the reason that one man to try to decipher the language of pussy cats which he produced for the world in a sort of dictionary.