Author Topic: Did Fred Rogers have pet cats?  (Read 88 times)

Old Goat

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Did Fred Rogers have pet cats?
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:40:35 PM »
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With puppets like Henrietta Pussycat, Daniel Striped Tiger, Grandpere and Colette, Mister Rogers was clearly a fan of cats. Did he have pet cats? I can't remember if he says anything about his own pets in the Pets week in 1982.

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Re: Did Fred Rogers have pet cats?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 09:09:05 AM »
In episode 1669, he mentioned how he used to have a cat named Sybil. Also, in episode 1342, Fred's son John said "My cat Sybil." So I'd say he had a cat at one point, but I'm not sure about when he was young.
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Re: Did Fred Rogers have pet cats?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 10:25:37 PM »
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Re: Did Fred Rogers have pet cats?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 11:08:31 PM »
Also, in Episode 68, Fred shows his cat named Blackberry.

In Episode 1103, Betty visits with a cat named Daniel.  I wonder if that was her cat in real life.