Look, I’ll admit it. I’m a dog person. I’ve always preferred the goofy antics of a canine to the mysterious mischief of a cat — but a new Netflix docu-series might just open my eyes.
“Cat People” premiered on the streaming service in early July, profiling the quirky and wholesome ways that cats enrich the lives of their owners and families.
In a press release, Netflix shared that the series aims to explore “our fascinating relationship with cats through the lens of some the most remarkable, and surprising “cat people” in the world, defying the negative stereotypes of what it means to be a cat person while revealing the fundamental truths of what it means to have deep bonds with these fiercely independent, mysterious creatures.”
The six-episode series covers a couple whose adopted cat inspired them to open a sanctuary for street cats in Greece, a maverick cat who loves to surf, a Cat Rapper, and even a performing troupe of Acro-Cats!
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Everyone profiled in the documentary series seems absolutely thrilled with not only the love and attention they’ve received from fans of the show, but the chance to share the love they have for their feline companions with the world.
“I love my cat ladies, my cat family, music and writing books. I’m just a regular guy that raps with his cats, that’s spreading peace, love and positivity and telling people to follow their dreams. That’s it,” writes Cat Rapper iAmMoshow on his site.
“A huge aspect of our mission includes finding forever families for homeless cats and kittens,” writes Rock Cats Rescue. “We also partner with local rescues as we travel across the continent with the Amazing Acro-cats.”
“Honestly cannot express how much gratitude we feel for having had this unique opportunity to be featured on Netflix and their new series,” added Syros-based cat rescue God’s Little People.
Thanks to the quirky, human, and compelling stories that it features, cat lovers across the world can get a glimpse into just how special their favorite animal is. It looks like there’s even something for non-believers, like me!
A celebration of the ways that cats enrich our lives, “Cat People” is bringing a positive light to the often-misunderstood species, as well as dispelling the stereotypes around Black Cats and bad luck, as well as “crazy cat ladies.” “Cat People” is available to stream on Netflix here, or you can take a look at its trailer below!
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