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Silent mew-vie star: Feline is dead ringer for Charlie Chaplin [w/pix]
Metro [UK] ^ | December 19, 2012

Posted on 12/19/2012 10:35:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Look, it’s Charlie Cat-lin!

With a tiny black moustache, sticking-up hair and a comedic, pigeon-toed stance, this moggy’s a copycat for slapstick legend Charlie Chaplin.

But, despite her film star looks, Charlie, seven, is struggling to find a home.

Cat that looks like Charlie Chaplin
Charlie is still struggling to find a new home (Picture: Masons)

Charlie has been at the Wood Green animal centre, in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, since July, but visitors seem to prefer tabbies or ginger cats.

Staff nicknamed her ‘the little fuzzy tramp’ because her sticky-up hair reminding them of Chaplin’s character in 1915 film The Tramp.

The film star feline had been covered in lesions all over her shoulders and back when she first came to the animal centre, but is ‘much better’ now.

Charlie Chaplin
Spot the difference: The real Charlie Chaplin (Picture: Rex)

Charlie’s great with children and would love a family, said carer Christina Lines.

‘She is really friendly and great with children and she would make a lovely addition to someone’s family,’ she said.

‘Everyone wants a perfect-looking cat like ones you see on the adverts. Black and white and all black cats are the hardest to rehome.

‘If Charlie was a tabby or ginger I could have rehomed her ten times by now.’



TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Another pic at source. Charlie is a fine-looking tuxedo kitty.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 10:36:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 12/19/2012 10:38:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr.com/


3 posted on 12/19/2012 10:39:02 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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4 posted on 12/19/2012 10:39:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://roflrazzi.cheezburger.com/totallylookslike/tag/Cats


5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:40:34 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

6 posted on 12/19/2012 10:43:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

7 posted on 12/19/2012 10:45:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

THAT was my favorite, too...LOL

And the inevitable

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com


8 posted on 12/19/2012 10:47:35 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
LOL

[dude's gonna be haunted by that horrible series forever]

9 posted on 12/19/2012 10:49:26 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

Might as well get it out of the way now. ;^)


10 posted on 12/19/2012 10:55:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

The resemblance *is* uncanny.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 10:55:50 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Too much.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 11:16:09 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I *know*.

[and the cat doesn’t have to use “product” to get that hair style]


13 posted on 12/19/2012 11:23:15 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’d be amazed at what comes up with ‘cat looks like...’.

;D


14 posted on 12/19/2012 11:24:30 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; LucyT
Little known factoid....Chaplin had a big attraction to cats....or was it....big cats had an attraction to Chaplin? :(

I hope this charming moggie finds a home he deserves.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 11:45:03 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Salamander

16 posted on 12/19/2012 11:47:57 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Salamander
This is precisely why we can't have nice things.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 11:48:30 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Salamander

Cat spit: The universal beauty treatment.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 11:53:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

I’d say that one’s just fine where he is.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 11:54:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cheers!


20 posted on 12/19/2012 11:55:18 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Nice tie. LOL


21 posted on 12/19/2012 11:57:23 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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22 posted on 12/20/2012 12:00:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!Merry Grump! Darling!


23 posted on 12/20/2012 12:10:00 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

She’s my hero.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 12:45:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I think she's a cute kitty.

Ii've heard that black cats are hard to get adopted out. Even harder to get atopted out are tortoiseshells, or so I've been told by a couple of rescuers.

25 posted on 12/20/2012 2:49:40 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Slings and Arrows; little jeremiah

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - in memory of better times.

from India, Barney and Miss Beazly

26 posted on 12/20/2012 3:01:39 AM PST by Fred Nerks (fair Dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Amen, my FRiend. What a beautiful fur-family.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 3:04:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pbmaltzman

Hadn’t heard that about torties. Personally, I think they’re beautiful. Black cats too.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 3:06:43 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ever since I rescued a tiny long-haired tortoiseshell kitten in 1989 from an alleyway where I used to live, I have loved torties. I currently have three of them now: Friday (LH red tortie), Mocha (LH tortie and white), and Millie (SH tortie). Millie had babies, and I've kept the 2 girls (not torties). I also recently rescued a male LH brown tabby. Yup, I've got 6 cats and I'm a crazy cat lady!

The little mama cat was being touted on Craigslist as an "ugly cat who needs love." Well, she's a tortie, she's sweet, she is an excellent mama cat, and her daughters are delightful.

29 posted on 12/20/2012 3:23:20 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Salamander

LOL...that is fantastic.


30 posted on 12/20/2012 4:04:06 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yo, idiot reporter. Pigeon toed is the other way...inward. Charlie is anti-pigeon toed.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 5:29:21 AM PST by 762X51
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe he can’t find a home because people mistake him for Adolf Kitler?


32 posted on 12/20/2012 7:30:41 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: pbmaltzman

I have a short-haired tortie I rescued from my back yard; we named her Patch.

She was pregnant at the time we took her in (we had her spayed as soon as the kittens were weaned), and one of the kittens in the litter was a tortoiseshell tabby. We decided to keep her; my wife named her Monkey Face.

Both are quite affectionate, although in Monkey’s case it’s mostly when the mood strikes her. She doesn’t really care to be held, although if she’s getting sleepy she will occasionally seek out a lap to sleep in.


33 posted on 12/20/2012 7:36:27 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How can no one want to adopt him? Look at his eyes! What a cute little fur ball!

I heard about black cats being unadoptable. My vet told me she knows one in a no kill shelter that’s been there for 7 years waiting. I wish my apartment would let me have more than one cat, I would love to adopt another one.

It breaks my heart so many kittehs need homes and I can’t help....


34 posted on 12/20/2012 9:56:23 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Gefn

I hear you. If my apartment didn’t have a limit I’d be the crazy cat guy.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 12:08:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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