We have three cats in our menagerie… and they whole heartily suck at being cats. By this I mean they share their tucker with possums, birds and the cat next door. Not while they are snoozing away on our bed.. nope, while they are eating tucker themselves.
I believe cats can cohabit well in a permie world. But only if the owners are consciousnesses about arming, and control, their their puddies with a heap of different stuff.