I think Taylor Swift has been clever is publicising her love of cats. I am sure it has heightened her public profile. It has certainly got her into the online newspapers on numerous occasions. Her relationship with cats is what I’d call symbiotic, meaning of benefit to both her and cats. There is a slight danger, though, of Taylor promoting the cat as an accessory rather than as a living companion which requires considerable care and commitment.
For some inexplicable reason domestic cats (it has to be domestic cats as wild cats are still totally uncool for celebs) became an internet sensation. Common sense says that if a celebrity hooks up with a cat or two she is more likely to be photographed and become a news item. This is particularly so if the cat is cute. Scottish Folds are cute with rounded faces and heads because the ears are flat. The Scottish Fold is very baby-like. Taylor has a Scottish Fold.
I am not suggesting that Taylor Swifts relationship with cats is anything but genuine by the way. It is just that the consequences are beneficial to her financially.
If a Taylor Swift is walking from her apartment with a Scottish Fold on her arm you are combining an attractive women, an attractive cat and a baby all in one picture – total success is assured. The photo goes viral and the lady gets a ton of publicity which furthers her career.
Here she is in a new advert dreaming about a ton of cats or being mysteriously transported to a fantasy world of cats. How managed to make the video, I have no idea – probably CGI.
Another celeb who uses companion animals to good effect is Paris Hilton. She favours handbag dogs. You can’t get handbag cats (miniature cats); they are too scarce.