The List: 12 favorite felines

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive
Cat Power

With Norwegian DJ/electronic musician Cashmere Cat set to take the stage at Park Street Saloon on Thursday, Oct. 8, we thought we'd take a look at a dozen of our favorite felines.

Ser Pounce

The appearance of King Tommen's playful pet kitten on "Game of Thrones" was one of the few light moments on a show that is frequently steeped in far bloodier affairs.

Kat Dennings

The "2 Broke Girls" actress has also flaunted her knack for comic deadpan on the big screen in films like "Thor" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin."


This Internet-famous cat has been profiled by Spin, and currently has 59.7K followers on Twitter, including, of course, Run the Jewels/Meow the Jewels rapper El-P.

Kitty Wells

Country legend Kitty Wells was the first female singer to land atop the country charts, nabbing the top spot in 1952 with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."


The bloodthirsty "Simpsons" feline was also central to one of my favorite episodes of the long-running (it has to be ending soon, right?) series: "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show."


Gets the nod over Garfield based on the cartoon's theme song alone.


The cartoon cat might not have been the brightest ("You eediot," was a running refrain from his partner-in-crime Ren), but he was weirdly lovable even in those frequent moments he puked up hairballs.

Katniss Everdeen

The "Hunger Games" heroine, who's played by Jennifer Lawrence in the ongoing film series - concluding this November with the release of "Mockingjay - Part 2" - is far handier with a bow than settling on a beau (see: Peeta and Gale).

Yusuf Islam

Songs like "Morning Has Broken" and "Moon Shadow" prove the British singer-songwriter remains eternally chill no matter the hour.

The Cat in the Hat

Teaches children the importance of inviting strangers into the home for playtime - providing you clean up in time to keep the day's events hidden from your folks.

Kitty Pryde

We're talking about the actual comic book character - not Florida rapper Kitty, who was forced to drop the Pryde for fear of being on the receiving end of Marvel's wrath.

Cat Power

Chan Marshall, who records and performs under the nom de rock Cat Power, hasn't released a full-length since her ninth album, Sun, surfaced in 2012. While waiting patiently on a follow-up, there's no better time to revisit that underappreciated gem, which centers on the aptly titled "Nothin' But Time," a gorgeous, big-hearted tune that unfolds casually over the course of 10-plus minutes.