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Simon's Cat

Updated on March 8, 2014
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Vladimir is a former champion ratter (retired). His hobbies are bushwalking, birdwatching and nature studies

Who is Simon's Cat?

This feline prodigy has taken the world by storm!

He's known from Anatolia to Zaire as a force majeure on YouTube, and I've been following his phenomenal rise from the very start.

(I might pick up a few tips to give my own career a boost).

Simon himself is an English animator with a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and, of course, cats.


We always see Simon's Cat when he's hungry. The poor dear is forced to resort to increasingly desperate measures to get his food delivered.

Simon Tolfield

Who is Simon Tofield?

Simon Tofield has been working as an animator with TANDEM, an animation company in UK, for eleven years. He's worked on lots of films and advertising campaigns but.his short videos have made him known internationally.

He received the prize for Best Comedy at the 2008 British Animation Awards for Cat-Man-Do. His second cat film, Let Me In has had 8.5 million hits on YouTube and, all in all, the cat videos have had over 23 million hits.

I made a lot of those hits myself.

Study these videos well and, before you can say 'Jack Sprat', you'll have your person trained to respond to your desires instantly.

Cat-Man-Do - Simon's Cat needs breakfast

I often find it difficult to wake up the woman-who-feeds-me. and I've noticed this is more common on chilly mornings. The best option In this case is to drag the duvet to expose the feet.

At other times I suspect that she feigns sleep to avoid her duties.

The remedy for this is repeated and determined use of the paw-on-face technique.

Let Me In - Perhaps a little extreme

I was trained from an early age by an irritable old tortoiseshell. One of the niceties she drummed into me was the correct manner in which to enter the house.

Make as much racket as possible, she instructed, and, when the door is finally opened, sit on the step staring upward for a good three minutes.

Maintain eye contact throughout the process.

T.V. Dinner - Don't let your person get the better of you

Too much television viewing leads a person to laziness.It's up to all cats to assist their people to give up this mindless (not to mention selfish) pastime.

Never allow your person to postpone your snacks, or any other wish you may have, until a TV show has finished. It's the first step on the slippery slope to sloth.

Fly Guy - Every cat has a job to do

Sometimes you really have to ensure that your person perceives your prowess.

Even if it's a small trophy that you proffer to them, make sure that they appreciate your mighty savagery and unsurpassable skill.

Make sure you're rewarded!

Simon's Cat in print - Now in his very own book.

The anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed depicted in Simon Tofield's warm and humourous drawings.

Video Clip released with Simon's Cat Book

To accompany the release of the book, a short clip on Simon's Cat soaking up a little heat.

What do you reckon?

How long should a person take before a cat is fed?

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      tammywilliams09 4 years ago

      I never heard about Simon or Simon's Cat until I saw another lens and then came here. These videos are very amusing and I really learnt a lot about Cats. Great work and will watch more on YouTube.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I wish I could say none of these are how my cat acts, but I can't :) Too close for comfort, especially with banging on the door. So funny.

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      I just had such a lovely long laugh watching each of these videos - thank you Vladi!

      I did not know that my cats had me so well trained!

      The last video had me laughing because that is what Felix the office manager does with the table lamp next to my computer, it is his personal sunlamp and sticks his head underneath it to warm up!

      Headbutts to you from Felix and the furry hooligans

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      britt44 5 years ago

      These videos are hilarious! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      flicker lm 6 years ago

      Wonderful videos! Thanks for sharing them.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      SOME cats don't understand why they aren't given treats at 3 o'clock in the morning!

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      Loretta Livingstone 6 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      My husband and I love Simon's cat, absolutely hilarious. As Ollie is a senior cat we recognise many of the behaviourly ploys necessary to obtain satisfaction from your human. Definitely the most entertaining lens I've seen so far.

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      Addy Bell 7 years ago

      I love Simon's Cat. CC and Piglet enjoy playing Cat-Man-Do with me at all hours.

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      I love the videos but your comments make them even better! Great lens.

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      Johann The Dog 8 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      I love Simon's Cat! What a perfect tribute :)

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I've never seen Simon's Cat before - very funny. Thanks for introducing me to him. He sounds like an ideal role model for any cat.

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      These videos are adorable. I'll bet a lot of cats can relate. Excellent lens.

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Thanks for the introduction to Simon's Cat, of course, he isn't as clever as our own dear Vladi but amusing nevertheless.

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