There's something warm and fuzzy about a shot that includes a pet. (or 'model' pet perhaps) It adds personality and a sweetness to the scene. A special bond between owner and pet.
As I mentioned in a previous comment, this shot is just charming. The use of black and white is just perfect! Well composed and centered and the lighting is just right. There's a sweet warmth and innocence in Jade's face and that's one of the factors that just makes this picture timeless. Though the cat is looking away, it does not take away from the impact of the picture. Very well conceived and executed.
A lovely picture that will appeal to cat lovers as well as pet owners in general. I love this picture. Great job Jade, and kudos to Drew!