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 for ever 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.