Who doesn’t love an adorable feline friend? Taylor Swift is certainly a fan! The pop singer currently has three cats that fans know she dotes on like crazy. But what do you know about them? Are you aware one is named after a Law and Order: SVU character? In honor of National Kitten Day (yes … it’s a thing) we decided to throw together a guide to Taylor’s cats. And honestly? It was an absolute honor. Check out the gallery below to see all the fancy felines for yourself.
In her song “Gorgeous,” Taylor sings, “You make me so happy, it turns back to sad. There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have. Guess I’ll just stumble on home to my cats. Alone, unless you wanna come along.”
So what else do we know about these fabulous felines who share so much of the pop performer’s life? Do they realize they’re famous? Do they cringe when Taylor drags them in front of a camera for an Instagram photo shoot?
But what about her own cats specifically? The “Shake It Off” singer told the outlet, “I’m obsessed with them. I love my cats so much that when a role came up in a movie called Cats, I just thought, like, I gotta do this.”
As much as Taylor seems to post a lot of photos and videos featuring her cats hanging out at home, it sounds like they get a lot of traveling in as well. She brought them to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and they got to hang out with Paula Abdul before the show!
Taylor even used her “furry daughters” to promote new music. She shared this photo of her girls on April 15 and simply wrote, “4.26,” teasing her newest song, “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco fame.
Guess who was in the music video? That’s right — Meredith and Olivia! But there was another special guest included in the project, and he quickly found a home in Taylor’s heart. (And no, we don’t mean Brendon.)
Taylor met the newest addition to her furry family, Benjamin Button, on the set of the “ME!” music video. He’s named after the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Look how tiny he is! When she first showed her fans that she had added baby Benjamin to the zoo she’s got going on, Taylor shared a photo on Instagram and wrote, “And then there were three …”
In an Instagram Live video in April, Taylor explained, “He was just a cute kitten who didn’t have a home.” She said a handler gave her “this tiny cat and he just starts purring and … he looks at me like, ‘You’re my mom, and we’re going to live together.’ I fell in love. I looked at Brendon and he’s like, ‘You’re going to get the cat aren’t you?’” And the rest is history.
A Taylor fandom site reported that Meredith was born in 2011. According to the same site, Olivia was born in 2014. Meanwhile, Benjamin is still a kitten. Hopefully, the “Blank Space” singer will get to have them around for a good long time.
If you’re as in love with any or all of Taylor’s cats as we are, you’ll be happy to hear that the singer actually sells merchandise with their faces on it. She also trademarked the name “Meredith and Olivia Swift.” As long as she doesn’t turn into a crazy stage mom, we approve.
Did you know Taylor has three cats or any of their names? Were you aware that her furry daughters recently got a little brother? And do you think the pop singer will ever add another member to the kitty crew? Let us know in the comments below.