Animals make just about every situation a little bit better than their presence. So of course adding an animal to an otherwise routine (and somewhat mundane) practice like the nightly weather forecast really improves the overall experience.

While doing some weather broadcasts from home, meteorologist Jeff Lyons has had a special guest visitor lately: his cat, Betty.

You can see just how much cuter she makes that extended forecast in this photo Lyons posted to Facebook:

Lyons is the chief meteorologist for a local news station in Evansville, Indiana. Suddenly, people all over the world are interested in the weather in Indiana!

He also posted an adorable behind-the-scenes video of Betty’s big break.

I mean, just look at her little contended face!

She’s been so popular that Lyons has made her a regular guest star in his broadcasts.

Because why wouldn’t you want to put that cute little booty in the middle of a thunderstorm?

He’s also started incorporating her into some graphics, which is a nice touch.

Also, A LITTLE weird. Just a little.

Now this is the kind of news content we can get behind. Can every newscaster have a cat (or dog) join all broadcasts from now on? That would really make any bad news a lot easier to swallow, don’t you think?

What’s the weirdest thing your cat or dog has ever done while you’ve been on the phone or a video call? Any embarrassing or just downright funny stories to share?

We’d love to hear them! Let us know in the comments!