Definitely bonded mates, they are so expressive with each other and prefer to sleep cuddled together. They are not distant and reserved with a playmate or friend like this. Even if it is another species. Once they give their love, they give their trust. Please never violate that! It is the highest gift a cat can bestow.
The cutest little black and white cat we’ve ever seen has to be Zoë, the cat with a heart on her chest. She’s basically the cat version of a Care Bear, and it might be too much cuteness for us to handle.