If you’re a professional animator, you have to practice your skills daily to improve your artistic abilities. That’s why Walt Disney Animation Studio artists Griselda and Normand Lemay have created various images of popular Star Wars characters along with the cats that fit their personality.
Obviously cats must be part of the future since they play such a prominent role in the present and the past. Since Star Wars takes place sometime in the future it’s only natural that many of those characters would own and keep cats as well. Most likely the biggest plot twist of the next Star Wars movies will be that a cat is really the origin of the Force and controls the Dark Side.