Taylor Swift Is Obsessed with Cats

Taylor Swift is an American singer/songwriter and actress. We are told she has a “major obsession with cats”. She calls herself a cat lady so she is definitely one of us! Although the whole concept of “celebrity” baffles me.

In the video above she is on a plane travelling with her new kitten, Olivia Benson; named after a TV character from the American Law & Order a police/crime drama series. Taylor Swift loves Law & Order!

The video was posted to her 9.6 million Instagram followers. Taylor Swift is surprised at how soundly her kitten is sleeping on the plane.

Olivia Benson a fluffy white kitten owned by Taylor Swift

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“I don’t even know how this is happening, but its happening. She’s a really aggressive sleeper”

But kittens are good sleepers. They get tired just like kids.

I am not convinced that the way she is travelling with her kitten is completely safe. I am surprised the airlines let people take their cat out of the carrier when they are on the plane. What if the kitten jumped off and ran? Someone (people and cat) could get hurt.

In the photo below Taylor wears a crop top and matching short skirt with her adorable white furball on her lap. The photo was also posted on Instagram.

Taylor Swift with her white kitten on her lap

Taylor has another cat. Her name is Meredith and she appears to be a Scottish Fold but not to “type” meaning not meeting the breed standard because the ears are not right but they are folded.

Meredith a Scottish Fold owned by Taylor Swift

The name “Meredith” comes from Meredith Grey of the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. Taylor likes her television it seems.

Apparently, everything Taylor owns is cat related and she gets presents from her fans that are also cat related. Although looking at the picture of Meredith in her home I don’t see cat stuff there. She clearly likes cats. I take that on face value. Let’s just hope it is not one of these celebrity fads. You know what I mean: miniature dogs being carried in handbags etc.. I remember Paris Hilton adopting a dwarf cat because they are “cute”. To some celebrities pets can become accessories. I am not suggesting that this is the case with Taylor.

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Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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11 Responses

  1. Having watched Taylor Swift in the UK Graham Norton Show I am quite impressed with her actually. She is OK.


  2. Ahsan ul Haq says:

    No doubt that she is a cat lover and the other point is valid by DEE that she is flying with a private plane because that is the way most celebrities like to.

    The cats are really beautiful and like fairy tales cats. Walt Disney cats perhaps!!! 😉 love the way the kitten is sleeping but she has to put a hand in the back neck of her so no muscular strain will occur to the kitten’s neck. Just an idea, I think that you can elaborate correctly what I mean, Michael!?! 😉

    Thanks for the sharing 🙂 love it all the way <3

  3. Kylee says:

    Well it’s always a good thing when someone loves or Likes Cats. As it shows empathy which is a big thing in my Book.

  4. She is probably on a private plane. She is certainly big enough. Very cute video. SHe is just a normal person. I love it.

  5. Dee (Florida) says:

    I think her love for cats is genuine.
    It’s likely that she was on a private plane and not a commercial one. That’s how her kitten was allowed out of a carrier.

  6. Ruth aka Kattaddorra says:

    She does look as if she truly loves that kitten, but she has an eye to posing too, lips pouting in the way some men find attractive.
    Having done a quick search, it seems that thankfully she does not have her cats declawed, so I reckon she really is a genuine cat lover 🙂

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