Cats are natural born actors.
Sure much of the time they pit their prodigious talents one side in favour of living a boldly authentic life, one which includes turning up their noses at the cat food they normally devour in one sitting and demanding to be out the back door – and only the back door thank you very much! – only to turn on their paws when said door is opened in favour of staying right where they are.
Perhaps that is method acting of the highest order but frankly it seems to be more about cats being cats, long may they live.
But when they do decide to switch on their inner Meowyl Streep or Ryan Gosling-For-Dinner, they are actors of the highest calibre, able to convince us with a few well-aimed plaintive mews or a strategic rubbing of the leg that we must get up and serve them NOW because, well … adorableness.
Thankfully one talented artist, Seattle, Washington, USA-based Cassie Murphy has recognised their innate talent for thespianism and drawn felines as they might appear if someone had simply chosen wisely and cast them in hit shows like Games of Thrones (Game of Sits), Orange is the New Black (Orange is the New Cat) and Orphan Black (Orphan Cat).
It goes without saying that they are Emmy-worthy with the only remaining question being – would casting a show full of cats essentially feel like herding cats, with all its attendant, implied difficulties?
While you’re pondering that, you should go and buy prints of this marvellous artwork from Kitty Cassandra’s Etsy store.