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Thursday Top 7: Felines

Thursday Top 7: Felines


Editor Mike McInally mentioned Wednesday that we were in the middle of National Cat Day.

I thought he was kidding, but when I pressed him he insisted it truly was NCD, though he didn't know who had proclaimed it such.

Turns out the people behind it are from Naturally Fresh, a brand of walnut-based kitty litter.

Cats are fantastic in a variety of ways, and maybe my favorite among those ways is how they purr. That will always be one of my most-loved sounds; it's just cool, plus it's hard to beat an unabashed expression of happiness.

So without further ado, here's this week's list, my Top 7 felines:

1. The Esso (and later Exxon) Tiger.

2. Morris the Cat (of Nine Lives cat food fame).

3. Kitty, the Addams Family's pet lion.

4. The MGM lion.

5. Sassy, from "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey."

6. Tony the Tiger, pitchman (pitchcat?) for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.

7. Felix the Cat. 

Honorable mention (too X-rated for inclusion in the main list on what purports to be a family-friendly blog): Fritz the Cat.

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