|Morris, the ultimate cat snob|
Think of “spoiled cat” and you probably think of Morris, the spokes-cat for the 9-Lives brand of cat food. Morris was found at an animal shelter in a Chicago suburb, and the Leo Burnett ad agency turned the big orange tabby into a superstar.
He debuted in ads in 1969 but died in 1975 and was quickly replaced by a Morris lookalike. The “real” Morris the cat was John Irwin, the man who provided the bored, haughty voice of the oh-so-ﬁnicky cat.