Our new American Idol is an Egyptian Mau whose stage name is Mean Kitty (a.k.a. Sparta). He’s a superstar on YouTube with his own music video and a series of films.
Sparta’s owner, Cory, tells Sparta’s story on YouTube but, to get you up to speed, here’s a quick synopsis:
Sparta started out with a little girl in California, but her clueless mother, who failed to recognize star potential staring her in the face, said, “We don’t have room for a cat. Give him away or he’s going to the animal shelter.”
You know what they do to unwanted animals at many shelters. It might have been the end of the kitten’s 9 lives.
But the little girl went door to door in her neighborhood, growing increasingly desperate, until she found a kind-hearted guy named Steve who agreed to adopt the cute kitten. But the kitten played too rough for Steve’s 2 kids, so he gave the cat to his friend, Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams, of smpfilms. Cory named the kitten Sparta because of his superior wrestling abilities. Sparta’s playful – but painful – scratching and biting inspired Cory to write the the Mean Kitty Song that made Sparta famous. They live in Thousand Oaks, Cal.
The last time I looked, the Mean Kitty Song had gotten more than 8 million hits and 58,000+ comments, and has spawned many copycat videos.
In another memorable video, Cory hires a witch doctor to drive the biting demons out of Sparta. Guess who wins?
You can also see Sparta grow to Godzilla-like proportions and chase Cory down a hill.
Sparta has carefully avoided overexposure by granting interviews only to the best in the biz, like our good friend, Sparkle the Designer Cat.
Cory gave WerepuppyGrr Productions permission to turn the Mean Kitty Song into a great cartoon.
We at Cats Working give all the Mean Kitty videos four paws up. If you haven’t seen them yet, what are you waiting for?