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How To Make Your Cat Famous Like Morris and Other Famous Cats
Famous Cats in History
Do you ever dream of having your cat in show business? There are several ways to make your cat famous. Make sure you take plenty of pictures of your cat while he is being playful, mischievous and while he is napping. Follow your cat around and get lots of beautiful pictures. If you are good at capturing your cat doing odd things or posing with children you can offer them to various cat magazines or even to family magazines. You can make a short video of your cat doing something unusual or capture him just being funny by doing some unusual trick or anything that makes you laugh. Then you can submit it to "Funniest Home Videos" tv show. Your cat will surely be famous then even if for just a moment of fame. There are actual agencies you can contact to get your cat into a film or on a commercial. You can contact the Hollywood Animal Actors Agency to get some of your questions answered about your soon to be famous cat.
Remember Morris the Famous Cat, the 15 lb. orange striped tabby tomcat with dark green eyes and a torn eyelid. Morris was the feline spokescat for the 9Lives Cat Food Company and was the epitome of the spoiled, pampered pet.
An employee of the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency named Bob Martwick, a devout animal trainer, rescued Morris (previously named Lucky) in 1968 and turned him into a major TV star and created one of the most successful television ad campaigns in history.
Morris' Philosophy on Life: "The Cat Who Doesn't Act Finicky Soon Loses Control of His Owner."
Morris the Famous Cat Books
The Snide and Sharp Tongued Famous Cat Sassy
Then there was the famous Sassy, the Himalayan cat in the 1993 movie Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey. Sassy played alongside Shadow, a golden retriever and Chance, an American Bulldog.This was an adventurous animal tale of how these famous animals coped with the fear of being alone as they exchanged wisecracks all the way home from their difficult journey.
Baxter the Famous Cat in Meow Mix Commercial
Here we have Baxter, the cute orange feline mascot of the Ralston Purina's Meow Mix cat food who chanted the company's repetitive catchphrase "Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow..." in a number of TV commercials since the 1970s. The original commercial and the brand's humorous theme was "Tastes So Good, Cats Ask For It By Name".
How about the famous black cat named Binx in the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, a children's Halloween themed film. Remember Thackery Binx who was turned into a black cat by three witches sentenced to death in the 17th century in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. In this hub you can learn more about Salem and the witchcraft trials and see Salem's famous cat, Lucy Pelletier.
Famous Cat Binx in the Movie Hocus Pocus
KoKo's Kitten All-Ball
How could we ever forget the lovable famous cat All-Ball. A true story about the gentle gorilla who learned to express thoughts and feelings in sign language. A touching story of how she loved and cared for the kitten she named All-Ball...how she lost it, grieved, and grew from the experience.
And Let's Not Forget The Famous Cat Snowbell in Stuart Little
Pick A Hat For Your Cat
Now maybe after viewing these famous cats you may be thinking this isn't for your little delectable darling. Not all cats are fit to become famous. I know my cats weren't but I still loved to pretend and dress them up and try different hats on them. Here are a few of the hats for cats that I especially love.