I think the cat legitimately likes Petal. Actually I think she likes the Ridgebacks too but they can be a bit much for an 8 pound cat.
Either way, I'm sure during the day Petal is the subject of much cuddling by the cat ... I also think the cat skids down the hallway onto the doormat because every day I leave and it's where it's supposed to be ... but when I come home it's scrunched up against the door. She's a character and I love that cat. I'm so glad she came into my life.