Inspired by a tail that they first caught wind of on The Cat’s Meow, a bunch of curious Catster members recently sent their humans to Eddie Rickenbacker’s burger joint in San Francisco to see what all the hoopla over a 27 pound cat was all about. If you don’t know who Mr. Higgins is, you can read all about him here.

The Catsters behind the investigation (Chai Latte, Little Bit, Sugar, Galin, Aislen, Alana, Luci, Guido, Yolo, Baci, Sausage and Meatball) had their moms make a trip to the restaurant to find out if this feline Maitre D was fur real.

From Guido’s Diary, in eye-tal-ian, of course:

A whole buncha cat chat! What a fantasticat time weeza all had in San Franfuncisco Saturday when 5, yep that’s Cinque in EyeTailYun or Cinco in EspanYole, uh huh I meanza 5 Catster mommas redezvouzed to meet the famous MR HIGGINS Maitre D cat at Eddie Rickenbackers Restaurant. He’s not just a kitty, heeza a humungous dude weighing 27 whopping pounds. He hangs on da bar Momma said and picking him up for a foto op was like working da biceps furza herza.

Myza furiends mommas are catzowey! Wee’za had a visit from SAUSAGE and MEATBALL’S Pink Monkey Momma – sheeza purrty and hugza likesa she mighta be EyeTailYun! And da purrty momma of my MY 3 SAN JOSE CalEyeFurKneeYah Meowster Pals Galen, Aislen, Alana hugged me too. And and, well derza more, da purrty momma of CHAI LATTE, SUGAR AND LITTLE BITwell, sheeeza a molto bene meowster hugger too. Oh Basta Pasta derza more news and mews cuz my friend LUCI sendsa her exPURRt hugging momma too so can you in yurza 9 lives imagine da cat chat that was going on at Mr Higgins’ ristorante? UndoubtaCATically he purrobably excused himself to go and catnap !

The verdict: Yep – he’s fur real! Check him out!!

Thanks for investigating, Catsters! Pawsome work!