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  1. Haha,I know that video,it’s great!I know from times I went to France I’ve seen plenty of cats,don’t remember seeing any in Paris though,but maybe I just didn’t pay attention,I’m sure there are!In fact I remember reading about a guy who lives in Paris and invented a camera for his cat,because he thought it would be fun to see things through the eyes of his cat and to know about his whereabouts!I love watching French movies (with exceptions)but they are not all arty,think about “Taxi” or “Asterix & Obelix”,lol.There is also the American version of Taxi,but it’s a remake of the French,as many times happens with foreign films,I guess because the public doesn’t like to read subtitles.And it’s to hard I guess for French to make a movie in English,as it would be hard for English to make a movie in French.With exception again of a few good actors who know to speak both languages very well.;-)
    I’m also guilty for taking my cat for a walk in the garden on a leash,he is an indoor cat,and he wouldn’t survive if I let him free outside,cats get killed here by stray dogs,or get hit by a car,as what happened to my previous cat.Plus occasionally there are nutcases who throw poison to kill cats and dogs.So I don’t care if there is frowned upon walking a cat on a leash,at least he is safe.:-)

  2. Love that Henri. Love his rather droll philosophy. It’s nice when smartly done videos go viral. I hope they both enjoy some success no matter how fleeting.


  3. By the way Michael, my friends older sister lived in Paris in the early 80’s and used to walk her tabby cat on a leash. She had been doing it for years. Maybe you saw the same lady. I think she was in her 50’s in about 1990 but I will have to check on that. I’ll ask him for what details he can remember. There can’t have been too many ladies in Paris walking tabbies at that time.

    • Interesting. I was there at about that time. I wonder whether there is a bit more of an acceptance of the idea of a cat on a leash in Paris. There might be. It is very rare to see it in the UK. Hardly anyone does it. I have never seen it in the UK except for an American lady who was visiting and she took her Siamese cat around the garden on a leash. Very cute.

  4. Braden now makes his living from Henri, le Chat Noir. He sells $1,000 worth of tshirts and mugs each week, and a book of Henri’s philosophizing is set to be published by Random House.

    By the way, did anybody see the video response to that video? It’s about a lady cat, also in French, and she is in love with Henri. It’s called ‘Henri Le Chat Noir, Love Anais Mittins’
    And Henri made a second video called ‘Le Vet’. All are great. I love them.

    Apparently famous cats have agents. Keyboard cat does. So does Nyan Cat even though he is virtual.

    • Hi Marc, if you get a hit like Henri and Nyan you can make a living from it for a while. But they are very much temporary things. Although Simon’s Cat does well on an ongoing basis. It is difficult working alone to make decent money on the internet.

      I haven’t see the video response.

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