That is so cute.
Everyone kept telling my 86 year old, widowed mother she should get a pet but she didn't want the responsibility and was getting tired of people telling her that, so I knit her a cat. Now when someone says she should get a pet she can say she already has a one.
Oh this is perfect! My mom is 88 and lost her cat a few years ago, still lives alone and doesn't feel she should take on the responsibility of another (live) pet but she would love this!