Cat Artist (1961)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Newsreel footage shows cat artist Topsy with her owner Dr. George Cooper at their home in Hertford.  Topsy sketches pictures which Dr. Cooper later paints.

Reality Cat: Topsy the artist cat is either a creative genius or simply a cat playing with a pencil hung from a string.

Cat Artist Topsy

We don’t know if she was a bit camera shy or she just wasn’t feeling particularly artistic the day this was filmed but she doesn’t seem very devoted to her craft.

Cat Artist Topsy

The outtakes from the footage show just how disinterested Topsy was in creating art that day.

Final Mewsings: Topsy would probably do better with an iPad.

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