Taylor Swift, Olivia Benson

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Most people don't take their cats out for a walk.

Then again, most people aren't Taylor Swift, nor do they have cats like Olivia Benson! The 24-year-old "Shake It Off" singer has been spotted toting her adorable Scottish Fold kitten like a stylish sidekick through New York City—but there's a perfectly logical explanation for why!

"The kitten freaks out about being put in the cat carrier," Swift, 24, recently told Access Hollywood. "So I was just like, 'OK, all right, we're gonna just do this!'"

Taylor Swift, Olivia Benson

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"It was like a 10 foot walk from my door to the car!" she said. "What I thought was funny about those pictures is that, like, the cat is looking straight at the cameras!"

Indeed, Taylor's feline friend is as camera-ready as her famous mama. Olivia found a home with Taylor in June, joining the singer's 3-year-old cat, Meredith Grey.

Recognize those names? They're Taylor's favorite Law & Order: SVU and Grey's Anatomy characters, respectively. "Strong, complex, independent women," she explained to Rolling Stone. "That's the theme."

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As much as Taylor loves her kitties, though, she admittedly had some fears about becoming the stereotypical crazy cat lady.

"I asked around: I was like, 'Does two cats count as cats?'" she said. "But then I thought, what imaginary guy's perspective am I thinking about this from? Someone is going to think I'm undateable for a lot of reasons before they think I'm undateable because I have two cats."

Nonsense. Then again, aforementioned imaginary guy might be a dog person, but that's a whole 'nother conundrum.

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