Which Famous Cat Should Be Your Pet?
Did you know there’s an official resident cat of the United Kingdom named Chief Mouser? We formulated the ‘purrfect’ quiz if you’re in the market for a famous cat to call your own. We admit the process included spinning a yarn, but we’re also telling the truth! Garfield, Shrek’s Puss in Boots, Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat (although the Mike Myers movie won’t leave our memory bank either), and Tom from Tom and Jerry comprise our panther-esque pantheon. Disney fanatics grimace at Mufasa’s notable absence, but BrainFall would be ‘Lion’ to you if we recommended owning the mightiest member of the jungle to any quiz taker.
What’s for dinner? What’s for Instagram? What kind of cat physically and socially do you want? What adventures do you intend to take your famous feline friend on? All these questions and more serve as the paperwork leading to you getting to adopt your pick of the litter containing the most famous cats. Just don’t get too catty in the aftermath!
Famous cat names gained notoriety in ancient times. Egyptians inscribed images of Egyptian goddess Bastet — the only cat to be the daughter of the sun god Ra — who was worshiped in the form of a lioness and later a cat. Less-sacred admiration sprouted in the early 1900s. In fact, the first notable cat animated character is believed to be Felix the Cat. Hannah Barbera added a few iconic cats to the fictional feline mix, including the Pink Panther and Looney Tunes' Sylvester. Disney clawed its way into cat notoriety with The Lion King. Black Panther starred in a movie that was seen as an important cultural event with a whole generation of African Americans seeing a Black superhero being glorified in a blockbuster effort for the first time.
Garfield captured irritable imaginations in the late '70s. The orange tabby cat lookalike dominated the weekend back pages that many lesser-known cats probably used for a litter box. Speaking of comics, even Batman fancies feline friends, as evidenced by his serious relationship with Catwoman. Salem from the Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV series walks the black cat red carpet too. Perhaps the latest addition to cat fame is Bojack Horseman's former manager and ex-girlfriend, Princess Carolyn, from the popular dark comedy animated series.