Cat and Monkey (1956)

British Pathé

Synopsis: The pets of Herr Schmidt are featured including a parrot, a monkey and some cats.

Reality Cats: The poor cats in this short are obviously uncomfortable, if not downright abused, at the hands of the monkey which appears to have free reign over the animals.  The monkey even holds one kitten by the tail, hanging it beneath him and then runs around holding another one.  Then again the monkey does do some grooming on the second kitten.

Cat and Monkey - orange tabby in hole in wall

Cat and Monkey - monkey holding calico kitten by tail

Cat and Monkey - ginger kitten mewing

Cat and Monkey - kitten being groomed by monkey

Final Mewsings: Free grooming aside, cats would probably prefer not to live with monkeys.

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