London:  Lady Gaga has given boyfriend Taylor Kinney a stray cat to keep him company while she is on tour.

The Born This Way singer is about to embark on a 110-date world tour and does not want the Vampire Diaries actor to be lonely while she is away.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Taylor loves cats and Gaga wanted to give this stray cat a home. She has already named it Polly. She has given the pet to Taylor so he can love it forever and really cherish it."

The couple - who met on the set of the video for Gaga's hit, ‘You and I last summer’, are also said to be planning to start a family in the not too-distant future.

An insider said: "She's already doodling baby names on scraps of paper. She's been bragging about how beautiful their children will be because Taylor is so handsome. She wants everything with him - love, marriage and a family. But she's set on becoming a mother before they think about anything else and she's talking about giving birth in the next year."