Some say life is a fairy tale, some wish their life was a cartoon. Turns out, you always have to be careful what you wish for because sometimes the most random decisions are the ones to grant your wishes. That said, we begin the story of Duchess the cat and her family, who had never wished for a cartoon life and yet found themselves living one now.

It sure isn’t the first time for a cat to cause surprises or crack us up but it’s definitely quite an astonishment for the owners and a real treat for people on the Internet.

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Recently, pictures of this white cat named Duchess went viral online

She was adopted by Shelby Sewell-Lopez from East Texas in 2018. Upon her adoption, Duchess was very frail, her hair was falling out, she had hernia and every parasite a cat could have, you name it. In an interview with Bored Panda, Shelby said, “Through all of the rehabilitating, she kept her calm demeanor and a beautiful cat emerged. She is unbothered by everything except the vacuum cleaner!”

One day, Duchess was found in a closet with something that at first looked like a mouse

Despite her new family thinking Duchess was spayed, one day, they found her in an upstairs closet with what at first was thought to be a mouse. Boy, were they wrong!

It turned the mouse was a new born kitten and three more were to follow

The “mouse” turned out to be Berlioz, then came Marie, and Toulouse. Everything fell still so they thought the birth was over but then the “bonus kitten” Blue appeared. “Although Blue is not an official Aristocat, he is the most affectionate and definitely steals most of the attention,” says Shelby. Despite her rough past, Duchess is an extraordinary mother who never leaves her kittens. Even when the kittens grew and started exploring the house, she always accompanied them. Shelby admits that the cat became quite spoiled because of her constantly bringing her meals and water directly to her.

The owners soon noticed that the kittens looked just like the characters from The Aristocats

Even the genders matched the cartoon, so they decided to name them retrospectively – Marie, Toulouse, and Berlioz.

And they couldn’t separate the special bunch

Even though they decided to keep all of the kittens fairly quickly, it took a little bit of persuading Shelby’s husband.

Meet Marie



The Internet was quick to respond to their cuteness