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30 (or so) Famous Fictional Cats

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‘If you want to write, keep cats.’ ~Aldous Huxley

Saturday is known as #Caturday on the Internet. Writers have always been fascinated by cats and we’re celebrating this Saturday with these Famous Bookish Cats.

30 (or so) Famous Fictional Cats

  1. Bagheera from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – ‘Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody dared to cross his path; for he was as cunning as Tabaqui, as bold as the wild buffalo, and as reckless as the wounded elephant. But he had a voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree, and a skin softer than down.’
  2. The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  3. Church from Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  4. Moxie from The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  5. Dinah from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  6. Black Cat from Cat from Hell by Stephen King
  7. Eureka from The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  8. Mehitabel from Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis
  9. Pluto from The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Fat Louie from Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  11. Figaro from Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  12. Ginger from The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  13. Graymalkin from Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  14. Harry the Cat from The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  15. Kitty from Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  16. Crookshanks  from Harry Potter by JK Rowling
  17. Koko and Yum-yum from The Cat Who… series by Lilian Jackson Braun
  18. Lipshen from The Witches by Roald Dahl
  19. Richard Parker from Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  20. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
  21. The cat who played the fiddle from Hey Diddle Diddle – an English nursery rhyme
  22. The Pussycat from The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear
  23. Three little kittens who lost their mittens – a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
  24. Tom Kitten from The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
  25. Skimbleshanks, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity and Old Deuteronomy! from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
  26. Behemoth from The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  27. Maurice from The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
  28. Carbonel from Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh
  29. Noboru Wataya from The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  30. Greebo, You, and Ratbag from Discworld by Terry Pratchett

Please add your favourite fictional felines in the comments section below.

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Posted on: 31st January 2015

7 thoughts on “30 (or so) Famous Fictional Cats”

  1. Cats rock fantasy! There’s the obvious fairy tale Puss in Boots. Or Rudyard Kipling’s The Cat That Walked by Himself. I have a particular soft spot for Mogget in Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series

  2. Alfonso Chíncaro

    Sorry, I forgot it: “Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly” by Luis Sepúlveda.

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