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Morris The Cat

Updated on November 18, 2014

He's finicky, furry, fat, funny, famous, fascinating, & everyone's favorite feline!

Morris the Cat, the spokescat for 9Lives Cat food, became an American icon and gained celebrity status in the wink of a cat's eye. I remember saving the proofs of purchase from cans of cat food in the 70's and keeping them in an envelope so I could mail them in to receive an official 9Lives Morris the Cat calendar. I could not WAIT to receive my Morris calendar in the mail, and as soon as I received it, I tore open the package, yanked the calendar out and started flipping through the colorful, glossy photos of that big, beautiful orange cat. My mom and I were Morris' biggest fans, and we both would have loved the opportunity to hold that big, furry fella, scratch his neck and rub his ears!

A little history and some cool facts about the world's coolest cat await you on this lens along with some books written by Morris, himself, and some Morris the Cat vintage calendars, drinkware and other cool cat stuff. If you make an Amazon or eBay purchase from this lens, you will be donating a small portion to the Humane Society of the United States. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Check Out the Morriscope! 9 Lives Commercial 1978

Cool Cat Morris Fact:

Morris authored three books.

Vote for Your Favorite Morris the Cat Books

Cool Cat Morris Fact:

Morris was close friends with Spuds MacKenzie.

Morris The Cat Video #2 - Morris Looking Cool in His Shades

Poll: What do you think of Morris the Cat?

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Cool Cat Morris Fact:

John Erwin is the REAL voice behind Morris. (please don't tell Morris)

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Morris The Cat Video #3 - His Kind Heart is in San Francisco

Morris The Cat in San Francisco launching his "Million Cat Rescue Bus"!

Cool Cat Morris Fact:

Morris adopted a kitten in 2006.

Video: Morris the Masseur - A Morris the Cat Impurrsinator

This video is not of Morris the Cat, but it's super cute and very funny! Maybe massage therapy could be Morris' next career if he ever tires of showbiz and the paparazzi.

Poll: Cats Just Wanna Have Fun!

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Cool Cat Morris Fact:

My mom would have sacrificed her big toe for one Morris hug.

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      MorrisTheCat really cute

      Also shared on Facebook :)



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      CampingmanNW 3 years ago

      Thanks for the nice look back. We all knew Morris the cat and if someone says they did not? Well they just were not alive or aware.. Cheers

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I always loved Morris! What a great lens! I am featuring it on my new lens Rescued Cats. Thanks for the memories!

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      ForestBear LM 6 years ago

      Great lens, I really enjoyed my visit. Love cats and Morris is such a laugh. Thank you for sharing

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      I love Morris, he reminds me of Garfield.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Well, Morris certainly has made a name for himself as the top cat > the first cat brand ambassador me thinks!

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      Trulee Ann 6 years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas

      Great sharing!

      I enjoyed it allot.


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      myraggededge 6 years ago

      Love cats - we have 4. There used to be a great ginger cat on a UK commercial - can't remember what brand. He had a great face which was slightly manipulated to give him a snooty, supercilious expression. V. cute.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      What's not to like about Morris? He's the classic. :-) Great idea for a lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love Morris! He joined our family together, we all loved our cats of course, but as my brother and I got older, our tastes in almost everything was different from my mother and my grandmother, who we lived with. But we all loved Morris the finicky cat.

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      Hmmm i don't really like cats..ha but this onee is definitely one cute and funny lil thing :)

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      Snakesmom 6 years ago

      Moris the cat is just way too cute!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Morris was loved from the first "meow" for sure.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      LOL, I love Morris the cat...nice to get to know more about him and I would love to get that cat massage...LOL...funny video! :)

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      I can't believe Morris can be considered vintage. Was it that long ago. I really adored him. And I didn't know this much about him. I like that all the morrises were rescued. And I didn't know he was in that many movies. you might enjoy my 'cats do the darndest things' lens:)

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      devilsworkshopc 6 years ago

      What a charmer!

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      danny79 6 years ago

      Love the cat :)

      Aren't there any more pictures of it?

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens - as a non-lover of using processed food for animals (or people), I never knew about Morris before.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Honestly, I didn't think this campaign was still around. Hard not to like Morris. The cat massuer was hilarious.

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      shincyriades 6 years ago

      Morris is a real cool cat who knows his stuff. I have my own lens about my own feline companions :)

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      Shelly Sellers 7 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Our orange Tabby cat, Milo, went to kitty heaven this year. Oh how Morris reminds me of him!

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      darciefrench lm 7 years ago

      Baby Man loves you Morris! Baby Man Thanks for the lensroll, here's one from another orange kitty cat -:)

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      admiralglass lm 8 years ago

      What a fun lens. One of my cats looks like Morris. He is big, funny ans yes he loves food =D 5*

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Vicki, thank you so much for dropping by my LOTD lens, Jaguar Julie Lensography. I so appreciate that you took time to visit! I wish you the best on Squidoo! 5 stars for such a fun lens. I have OODLES of cats!!!

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      For such a great lens I’m sending you and Morris a virtual Irish Coffeeon the house. I can hardly wait to read the rest of your lenses.

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      NAIZA LM 9 years ago

      How sweet! I've always had a soft spot for cats! I just love them too. ;-)

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      CollectorsCottage 9 years ago

      I never knew Morris became a "collectible"! Great 5 star lens. Welcome to the Collector Clubs group!