Home ยป Cat Chic

Next on The Scoop:

He’s the U.K.’s longest-serving media darling, as the host of BBCs The Sky At Night. Launched in 1957, it’s the world’s longest-running TV series and just put its 700th episode in the can. Sir Patrick Moore is an astronomer, a former spy and best of all, a cat guy.

A childhood prodigy, Moore was tutored at home since the age of six due to a heart condition. He had little contact with kids his own age. Was he lonely?

“My boyhood was unusual. I cant recall a single friend until I was 15. Oh yes, there was Arthur C. Clarke (the sci-fi author). But I always had my cats.”

And he still does. Ptolemy and Jeannie live with him, in a house with a notice on the front door that says, “The house is maintained entirely for the convenience of the cat.”

In fact, given a choice between men and cats, hed always choose cats.

“I had my first Ptolemy when I was ten. My beloved cat was nine when he died of cat flu. They had to send for a doctor and sedate me.”

He’s feeding a little back cat treats as he speaks. “This little black cat [Ptolemy] put his head in my hand when I first saw him. I can talk elementary cat, and he was saying, ‘I want to live here. I want to be your cat.’ I said, ‘Your name is Ptolemy.’ So there you are, love at first sight.”

Read more about Sir Patrick Moore’s amazing life at The Daily Mail.

Get Catster in Your Inbox!

Stay informed! Get tips and exclusive deals.

May We Also Recommend

Our Most-Commented Stories