I keep thinking about getting my real-life atsumeta neko a kitten. Unlike in the game, he has no other cats to sit with in his box and on his little tower! And lately he's been bringing his little soft toys up onto my bed and grooming them. Not the big soft toys - he doesn't groom the ferret or the goose, just the bouncy-ball-sized tribbles and the felt knot. He is parenting.