Famous Cat Lovers

Always have been curious what kind of people would love cats? Let’s talk celebrity old and new!

Muhammed (570-632) Prophet, Founder of the Muslim faith.
Muhammed loved cats. The story is told that one day when he was being called to pray he noticed his cat, Muezza, sleeping on the folds of his sleeve. Rather than disturb the sleeping cat, Muhammed cut off the sleeve of his robe.  They say that in the place where the prophet was laid to rest, there are cats around the area.

Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) Scientist and philosopher
Isaac invented the catflap!

Nostradamus (1503 – 1566) Seer and Prophet.
This French astrologer had a cat named Grimalkin

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Author
Poe used cats as symbols of the sinister in several of his stories, although he owned and loved cats. His tortoiseshell cat Catarina was the inspiration for his story The Black Cat.

Cleveland Amory (1917-1998)  Author and animal rights promoter
Amory devoted his life to promoting animal rights.  He was best known for his books about his cat Polar Bear, whom he rescued from New York streets on Christmas Eve, 1977.  Amory co-founded the Humane Society of the United States and created the Fund for Animals.

Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and Navarre
King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, allowed their Angora cats to roam about the tables during court gatherings. Legend has it that six of her beloved white Angora cats arrived by ship in Maine, USA in the ship she had intended for her escape during the French revolution.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician (notably, UK prime minister during World War II)
Churchill’s cat Jock slept with his master, shared his dining table, and attended many war-time Cabinet meetings. If Jock was late for meals, Churchill would send servants to find him, waiting to eat til the cat was present.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Physicist
Einstein kept a cat named Tiger who tended to get depressed when it rained. Einstein said: “A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy, he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days.”

Photo by Judge_mental.

Photo by Judge_mental.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Author
Willamena, produced a litter of kittens in his study. Dickens was determined not to keep the kittens, but he fell in love with one female kitten who was known as “Master’s Cat”. She was known to snuff out his reading candle.

John Lennon (1940-1980) Singer
John Lennon loved cats; as a boy he reportedly cycled to the fishmonger’s to buy hake for his cat. He named his first cat Mimi after his cat-loving aunt. He and his first wife Cynthia had up to ten cats.

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Founder of the rock group Queen
Delilah, released on Queen’s album “Innuendo,” is a song Mercury penned for his favorite house cat, a female tortoiseshell named Delilah.  When on tour, he would call London to talk to his several cats.  Freddie dedicated his first solo album, “Mr. Bad Guy,” to his beloved cats (Tom, Jerry, Oscar, Tiffany, Delilah, Goliath, Miko, Romeo, Lily).

Martha Stewart (1941- ) American business magnate, television host, author and magazine publisher
Martha has eight cats. Empress Tang, Princess Peony, Frost, Snow, Bartok, Verdi, Vivaldi and Mozart.

Katy Perry (1984 – )Singer
Katy shares her home with Kitty Purry and Krusty!

Russell Brand (1975 – ) Actor
Russell said he would do everything for his cat. So when his cat Morrissey started behaving weird he contacted a cat behaviorist.

Photo by Eva Rinalid.

Photo by Eva Rinalidi.

Do you know more famous cat lovers?

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7 responses to “Famous Cat Lovers

  1. Aww…like this post. Isn’t Norman a fan of the kitties too?

    Too bad Russel Brand and Katy Perry couldn’t treat each other as good as they do their cats!

  2. Very interesting. Of course, we know the Clinton’s had Boots. We know other presidents also had kitties. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

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