Nick Offerman said he was surprised by the comparison of Ron Swanson to cats but the similarities go way beyond appearance. Ron is aloof, independent, prefers quiet, and has a propensity for being happiest when he's eating meat. He loves hunting, being by himself and doesn't have much patience for noise or frivolity. But, like cats, Ron is the best friend you could ask for, he just likes to be your friend on HIS terms. He is loyal and caring but you have to earn it. Ron IS a cat, period.