Here's a Purr-fect Tribute to Taylor Swift and Her Cats

In celebration of National Cat Day Oct. 29, let's take a look at Taylor Swift's sweetest pictures with her felines Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button.

By Jess Cohen Oct 29, 2021 3:43 PMTags

Call it what you want but we have to assume today is one of Taylor Swift's absolute favorites. Why? Because Oct. 29 marks National Cat Day

Not only is the cat lover the owner of Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button, but she also had the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream by playing her favorite animal in 2019's live-action Cats.

"Hug your cat today. Or don't, if your cat hates hugs," she once wrote in celebration of every feline's favorite holiday. "But anyway. Happy #NationalCatDay from me, Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin."

And as for her youngest, Swift adopted him after meeting on set of her "ME!" music video in 2019. In April of that year, she officially confirmed her family had expanded. Alongside a selfie with Benjamin, the Grammy winner wrote, "And then there were three…"

It's safe to say it has been a love story ever since.

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In honor of the special day, let's take a look back at all of Swift's cutest cat photos over the years...

Love at First Sight

T.Swift used lyrics from "Getaway Car" alongside a throwback photo of her and Benjamin. The duo first "met" on the set of her "ME!" music video, and the singer decided to adopt the kitten.

Strike a Pose

"IT'S CAT DAY LETS DO THIS," Swift captioned the cute photo of Olivia.

Model Cat

In this gorgeous snap, Swift asked her youngest cat, "Benjamin why are you a model."

Hold Me Close

"Hug your cat today," Swift wrote to her fans. "Or don't, if your cat hates hugs. But anyway. Happy #NationalCatDay from me, Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin."

"And Then There Were Three"

T.Swift confirmed she has a new member of her family in this sweet Instagram post.

Heart Eyes

The Grammy winner shared an adorable moment with Benjamin.

"Purry Christmas"

Season's greetings! The singer wished her fans a "purry Christmas" with this cute post.

Selfie Time

Swift took a selfie with Meredith, named after Ellen Pompeo's Grey's Anatomy character, ahead of her Manchester concert in June 2018.

Introducing Olivia Benson

Back in June 2014, Swift introduced her followers to her new cat, Olivia Benson. T.Swift actually named her cat after Mariska Hargitay's Law & Order: SVU character.

Olivia Benson Meets Olivia Benson

A year later, Hargitay met Olivia backstage at one of Swift's Philadelphia concerts during her 1989 World Tour.

"This is Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson," Swift said in a video at the time. "Things are going well so far."

So Sweet

Olivia and Meredith got cozy in this adorable snap.

Olivia vs. Moon Man

In this hilarious picture, Olivia can be seen inspecting Mariska's trophy from the MTV Video Music Awards. The cast of T.Swift's "Bad Blood" music video all took home awards for the visual at the 2015 ceremony.

NYC With Mom

T.Swift stepped out with Olivia in New York City in Sept. 2014.

This story was originally published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:36 p.m. PT.

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