* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Marc Anthony's flawless "Who, me?" face when he hides Pussyfoot in the cupboard. According to his autobiography, Chuck Jones drew ''at least'' a hundred versions of that face before getting it just right.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: When Marc Anthony's owner lets him keep Pussyfoot, he playfully scolds the kitten for scaring him... at which point Pussyfoot plays with his finger and he hugs him.
** The beginning of the cartoon where Pussyfoot isn't scared of Marc Anthony, who attempts to scare him, and climbs onto his back, kneads his fur, and curls up fast asleep. Marc Anthony softens up and gives the kitten a little kiss on the forehead and the kitten licks his nose.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pussyfoot. There's even lots of merchandise of him sold at the Six Flags theme parks.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Possibly Jones' cutesiest short since his Sniffles period. Yet also heartbreaking.
* TearJerker: When it looks like Pussyfoot was baked into a cookie, to Marc Anthony's horror. It really gets driven home when the lady of the house gives him a cat-shaped cookie, which he thinks is his dead kitty, and slowly puts it on his back where Pussyfoot had napped before, as he promptly breaks down. Note that this was actually intended to be ''funny''; Chuck didn't think anybody would take the scene at face value.
** Well, one could still see it as funny since the audience knows Pussyfoot is just fine and Marc Anthony is crying for nothing.
*** DramaticIrony is OlderThanRadio.
*** Better yet -- [[TakeAThirdOption it's both]]. One certainly feels sorry for Marc Antony's real pain, but that just makes it all the funnier -- and the joyful ''[[MoodWhiplash peripeteia]]'' when he learns that Pussyfoot is alive [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming more cathartic.]]
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Pussyfoot (though the lady of the house calls the kitten "him" when giving Marc Anthony the stock responsible pet owner speech).