In Bob's own words:
"This is the first cat that fell in love with me at Bob's studio. Bob's only cat then. He would follow me everywhere in the studio. Then I asked him to pose. This big cat would hold a pose with no problem. I was amazed! He posed for me a number of times. As soon as I walked into Bob's studio he would jump on my lap and purr & ignore everyone else, shooting that day. This cat was my buddy. When he passed away of old age, Bob O. never got another cat. I missed him. I wish I could find pics of him posing? He was a good boy!"
The cat's name was Jethro. The "Bob" mentioned is Bob Osonovitch, who owned the photo studio where many artists went to get their reference photos done.