BY PHILLIP MLYNAR
Up until a couple of years ago,
I was never any sort of a fan of Taylor
Swift’s music. Now I sometimes sing a
version of the popstress’s mega hit Shake
It Off with the lyrics altered to talk about
how my own cat, Mimosa, loves eating
gravy and indulging in grooming.
Why the change?
Simple: I stumbled across Taylor’s Instagram account and
discovered that she’s totally besotted with her two cats,
a couple of Scottish Folds named after Meredith Grey
(from the TV show Grey’s Anatomy) and Olivia Benson
(the commanding officer in Law & Order: Special Victim’s
Unit). Once you realize that someone is a fellow feline
fancier, it’s a whole lot easier to look on her music in a
sympathetic fashion — and Tay Tay is far from alone in
being an artist who fills up her social media streams with
SHURA is another chanteuse who’s all about her cats.
The English singer-songwriter scored a viral breakthrough
with the synth-pop hit Touch back in 2014. She currently
cohabits with two cats named Winnie and Flump, whom
she rescued from what she calls a “crazy old pet store”
in London. Whenever she finishes up a stint on the tour
circuit, Shura knows the best thing about returning home
rockers or hell-raising rappers, these
cat crazy into the new definition of cool.
are the musicians who have turned being