Besties, BFFs, friends, buddies, buds – call them what you will, they have a special place in our hearts. And while it’s not so odd that cats have besties, too, what is perhaps odd is the inter-species friendships that cats make. But consider this: real friendship knows no bounds, and it’s not just humans who need it. Here, cats have bonded in the most unexpected ways with creatures of other species, and are evidently thriving on the warmth, closeness and trust that comes with true friendship. So come visit awhile with these unusual friends: a monkey and a kitten, a tabby cat and her duckling, a Sphinx and a ferret, a cat and his immense black bear . . and listen to the cats’ fond thoughts about their besties.