Hodge, Johnson's cat
Johnson described Hodge as 'a very fine cat indeed'. All the information you might want on Hodge is available at Moggies
The poet, Percival Stockdale wrote An Elegy on the Death of Dr Johnson's Favourite Cat:
Who, by his master when caressed
Warmly his gratitude expressed;
And never failed his thanks to purr
Whene'er he stroked his sable fur.