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|Place of origin:||Earth|
|Notable individuals:||Wolsey, Mitzi, Marmaduke, Biggles, Antranak, Yvonne, Ginger, Rose|
|First seen in:||Planet of Giants|
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The Tenth Doctor once claimed the cats on Earth weren't native to the planet, but were aliens. Rather than the prosaic names their human "owners" tended to give them, their actual names were much grander like "Great Hunter Grimalkin Greycoat Lionheart". Donna believed he was pulling her leg. (COMIC: Autopia)
Cats in Earth culture Edit
Victorian showmen used to draw the crowds by taking the skull of a cat, glueing it to a fish, and calling it a mermaid. The Ninth Doctor compared the Slitheen's Space Pig with this trick while explaining the Space Pig's true nature to Toshiko Sato. (TV: Aliens of London)
Cats and the Doctor Edit
The Doctor's relationship with cats varied.
First Doctor Edit
Fourth Doctor Edit
Fifth Doctor Edit
Sixth Doctor Edit
The Sixth Doctor usually wore a coat with one of several cat brooches on its left lapel. (TV: The Twin Dilemma) The coat occasionally had a variable number of cat-shaped patches sewn into its lining. He sometimes touched his cat brooch for luck. (TV: Attack of the Cybermen) One of his cat badges seemed to change its expression to match the Doctor's mood. (WC: Real Time)
Seventh Doctor Edit
The Seventh Doctor and Ace encountered a mysterious black cat-like extraterrestrial that was transporting humans to another world. The two initially thought it was a house cat until its alien nature was identified. This was actually a Kitling. (TV: Survival)
Eighth Doctor Edit
The Eighth Doctor discovered a cat aboard the TARDIS that had come aboard without his knowledge. After it jumped on the TARDIS console, the Doctor kicked it out on an alien planet, to Tamsin's dismay. He defended his actions by asserting that the cat was already an alien, and thus could survive adequately on an alien world. The cat turned out to be a highly intelligent creature. He also claimed that cats were popular among his people on Gallifrey. (AUDIO: Nevermore)
Ninth Doctor Edit
Tenth Doctor Edit
On encountering a ginger cat, the Tenth Doctor declared he was not a cat person, due to being once"threatened by one in a nun's wimple." Chloe Webber later drew the same cat, trapping it in a picture for the Isolus to play with. Along with the Doctor and all the other people and things in Chloe's drawings, it was restored by Rose Tyler. (TV: Fear Her)
The Tenth Doctor and Rose encountered a cat called Mitzi, a test subject which had been sent into Hyperspace and ended up ruling the planet Photris. After freeing the humans on Photris from Mitzi's control, the Doctor and Rose took Mitzi to the Powell Estate where she would be found and adopted by a younger Rose and Jackie Tyler under the name Puffin. (PROSE: The Cat Came Back)
After that, he got over his cat hatred — despite previous statements, "he seemed to be getting on OK with this one". Just as he was coming around, though, the Hervoken used the Necris to force cats to attack the Doctor. (PROSE: Forever Autumn)
Eleventh Doctor Edit
Other cats Edit
In 2007 when ghosts appeared all over the world, Suzy Monroe wanted to film them for the TV show Ghostwatch. She was trying to have a look at some viewers' sightings. At one of the viewers sightings Suzy saw a black and white cat which she fondled. No ghost appeared and Suzy left. Meanwhile Sheila G wrote an SMS to Ghostwatch and asked why her cat was scared of the ghosts. (WC: Ghostwatch)
Behind the scenes Edit
In Scream of the Shalka, a story not considered a valid source by this wiki, a Time Lord that was known as the Ninth Doctor once met a homeless cat lady. After she mentioned a cat she lost in 1987, he said the cat "must have used up his nine lives, rather like me".