Video game: You awake, and are a cat on a ghost ship. The human crew is gone or not, maybe you can eat them. Can you sail the ship? You are a really smart cat
Maybe a giant mouse ate the crew, and you want to avenge them.
@gold_pen_leaps I do think rats probably figure into it somehow, maybe even a Rat King. The humans probably killed themselves off, doing foolish human things. Certainly the cat hero doesn't owe them anything
JFS: Not really. I MAKE friends. They're toys. My friends are toys. I make them. It's a hobby.