Mr Pet Parent and I were watching TV the other evening and whatever it was that we were watching had a plot line which was revolving around a separated couple in discussion over getting their child a dog. Yep, I know what you’re thinking…..there’s some riveting television viewing for you. The reason I bring it up is that the mother appeared to be against this idea and proceeded to then be accused of the heinous crime of not only not liking dogs but being a cat lover as well! Cue the gasp and horror from the audience….can there be such a person amongst us? I don’t know about you my fellow cat owner but I get really sick of having to defend my choice of pet. We should not be forced to keep our cat ownership status underground any longer my comrades!
And so it is, in the spirit of our times, that I turn to celebrity to justify my life choices. Surely if celebrities own cats then that validates my decision right? Well, that’s what the global marketing industry is banking on so that we will buy everything from perfume to holidays. But thanks to my ability to surf the web, I have found our little band of feline loving celebrities…..
Ricky Gervais of The Office fame and award show infamy has a cat named Ollie….with his own Facebook page no less.
Taylor Swift, the Feminist to the Pre-Teen girl! Tay-Tay has probably done more to lift the cred of owning a cat than anyone, so more power to you Sister. Plus, she has not one but two puss-cats called Dr Meredith Grey (I had to look this one up… Grey’s Anatomy. Yep, got it now) and Detective Olivia Benson (Law & Order SVU…now you’re talking).
Joanna Lumley, best known as Patsy from Ab Fab, is such a massive cat lover she even made a two part doco called Catwoman. She tells a lovely story about her old cat The Bee who was given as a gift to her son from his girlfriend (now there’s a dangerous gift to give on so many fronts!). Pats, what would the 90’s have been without you darling?
Jessica Rowe. There isn’t much local celeb love on display in support of their favourite felines, happily though Jess is the exception. Good to see she has as much success with getting her husband to agree to a third cat as I’ve had.
Dr Evil of Austin Powers fame and his purring accomplice Mr Bigglesworth. Do you remember the plot? Poor Mr Bigglesworth has an unfortunate experience during the unfreezing process and goes from being a Persian to being a Sphynx.
Mike Pence (the new US Vice-President just in case you’ve been under a rock for the last couple of months) and family moved to Washington in January along with their two cats named Pickle and Oreo. Check out the happy snap of Mrs Pence and the cats. She’s got a certain Dr Evil look about her. Just sayin’…….
Katy Perry has her appropriately name Kitty Purry puss-cat. Her cat even got to appear in the film clip for I Kissed A Girl. I hope Pussa & Soph don’t have similar aspirations because there will only be disappointment ahead.
At least Katy and her ex-husband Russell Brand had one thing in common in their love for cats. Named Morrissey, after the singer, it would appear that he was none too happy when Kitty Purry moved in. Now there was a bellweather for what was to come. Still, nice to see there’s no compunction around a bloke owning a cat…..or waking around with no shirt on making a cat video.
John Cleese might have been divorced 3 times but it seems that true love is 3 cats and wife number 4. There’s also nothing like a good cat gag on TV.
Need a bit more Ab Fab in your life? Here, be my guest.