SciFi author Robert Heinlein gave a more spiritual flavor to this concept when we said: "The way we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven."
I believe the compassion a person shows towards cats - and other living beings - says so much about them. The people I want to be around are those who can't pass by a meowing stray kitten without helping him. To me, that's just a degree of basic compassion I want to see in people around me. How about you? Can you see the correlation between compassion towards cats and other aspects of a person's ethics and behavior?