Getting Spooky: Cheshire Cat

October 23, 2020

Getting Spooky: Cheshire Cat

Did you read Alice in the Wonderland when you were a kid? 

Lewis Carroll popularised the Cheshire Cat (which is a fictional animal) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Tabby British Shorthair cat is known for its distinctive grin and has also featured in several Disney movies. 

As Halloween is coming near, we wanted to introduce you to the Cheshire Cat and go over its mysterious character. We hope to stir some nostalgic memories while we're at it. 

Keep reading to learn more. 

The Cheshire Cat: Quick Facts and Things to Note 

"Grinning like a Cheshire Cat" is a well-known idiom in the English language that predates the 1865 book. Cheshire is actually a county in England known for its numerous dairy farms. Some people feel that the cats used to 'grin' because of the milk and cream they drank. 

The Cheshire Cat character has a permanent smile on its face and is mysterious. 

The cat is the only character that shows any type of sympathy and kindness towards Alice. It guide Alice during her journey. 

  • Sterling Holloway, who is the voice actor for Kaa and Winnie the Pooh is the voice for the Cheshire Cat. 
  • The original character is based on the British Shorthair cat. 
  • In the books, the Cheshire Cat is brown and tan in color. 

All in All 

The Cheshire Cat is an interesting character from the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland series. It has been popularised by Disney and has been featured in its movies and shows. 

The cat is a mysterious yet positive character. 

What do you think of the cat? Leave your thoughts in the comments section. 

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