Have you heard of Patripatan? A cat in Hindu mythology?
It was a monk's cat. When his rival went to heaven in Devendiren and came back with a flower from the parisadam tree, the monk sent his cat to do the same thing. The cat was kept in heaven for 300 years as one of the goddesses fell in love with him.
When he returned to earth, he brought not a flower but a whole branch of the sacred tree.