Did you know cats can sing? Of course, they cannot. No cat can sing. They either moan or cry. But what if there was a theatre musicale that featured singing and dancing cats? Does it sound familiar? Yes, you already know where this is going.

Maybe you have already heard, if not seen, the Cats musical. Cats is a musical play about a yearly gathering of the Jellicle Cats – the Jellicle Ball. It is during this annual event that these cats share stories for their leader and be that chosen one to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn in a new life.

Shot in the dark, you’re already a feline enthusiast. But you, reading this specific article on this page, tells only one thing. You need help in choosing what cat breed to own. And it is not easy, right?

A lot of people base their choice to the climate they will raise their cat. A larger body of people base their choice on “how convenient the cat can be left alone at home.” The others have no specific wants and embrace the cat given to them by circumstance.

Why not beg to differ?

If you’re looking for a different way to do it, why not pick a breed of cat that has starred in the 1980’s Broadway musical Cats?

Each cat has its own qualities and characteristics that uniquely identify its role in the play. Here’s a corresponding or relating breed you can consider if you think of owning a Jellicle Cat.

  • Old Deuteronomy (the wise and respected leader) – Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Munkustrap (the master commander) – Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Grizabella (the exiled Madonna) – LaPerm and Selkirk Rex Mix
  • Rum Tum Tugger (the rebelious rapper) – Maine Coon
  • Victoria (the innnocent dancer) – Turkish Angora
  • Demeter and Bombalurina (the unseperable BFF) – Abyssinian
  • Mister Mistoffelees (the conjurer of magic tricks) – Tuxedo Bombay
  • Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer – (the acrobatic twins) – Oriental Short Hairs
  • Macavity (the Napoleon of Crime) – Red Tabby
  • Gus / Growltiger (the rougheset cat to roam alive) – Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Jennyanydots (the house mother) – Ragdoll
  • Skimblehsanks (the Railway cat) – Cornish Rex
  • Bustopher Jones (the old fancy and wise) – Scottish Fold

These are just a few of the singing, rappin’ and tappin’ breed of cats you may fall in love with in the play. The play itself is a litter of cute and admirable cats.

Before you pick which breed of cat you want to take home, you may want to watch Cats and delve further in getting to know the characteristics of Jellicle Cats. Who knows? You may end up adopting them all and throwing your own a home-based production of the theatrical cats.

In the end, picking a cat is like choosing a partner you get to go home to. You may end up choosing a sneaky and wise cat like Macavity or an obedient and orderly warrior like Munkustrap.


Meow for now… Kristian

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