(Latin [cattus] > Spanish: cat, cats)

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
—Mark Twain
gatomania (s) (noun), gatomanias (pl)
An abnormal or excessive love of cats: Being affected with gatomania, Mary just couldn't imagine ever living without having at least one or two cats in her home.
gatophilia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A special fondness for cats: Tom thought that the term gatophilia would fit his aunt who was excessively keen on cats and had various kinds of them in her house and garden.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "cat": aeluro-, eluro-; cat; feli-, felin-; galeo-.