The Cat Who Ran for President

Remember the cat who ran for president? If not, never fear. The newspapers have got you covered!

Morris the Cat was already famous in his own right as picky spokes-kitty of the 9Lives cat food brand. He—or more accurately, his successor—put his name in the ring for the 1988 presidential election. And the cat puns abounded.

Morris the CatMorris the Cat Fri, Aug 28, 1987 – 9 · The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

Morris the Cat running for presidentMorris the Cat running for president Fri, Aug 28, 1987 – 9 · The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

“Morris’ Paw-licies” Fri, Aug 28, 1987 – 9 · The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

Morris would run for presidency again in 1992. He has yet to win, but perhaps some day in the future will see the first feline president. After all, cats are nothing if not persistent.

Find more on Morris’ impressive career with a search on Newspapers.com.

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