YMMV / Feed the Kitty

  • Crosses the Line Twice: Marc Anthony's trauma over the (supposed) death of his beloved kitten, then getting salt rubbed in his wounds when his mistress gives him a kitten-shapped cookie, unaware of it's sentimental value. Unintentional sadness or not, it's still just so brutal that it's hard not to laugh at least a little.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Marc Anthony's "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.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: 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.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Pussyfoot. There's even lots of merchandise of him sold at the Six Flags theme parks.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Even Chuck Jones was surprised at how much he teared up when Marc Anthony thought his kitten was dead.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Possibly Jones' cutesiest short since his Sniffles period, albeit with far more depth.
  • Tear Jerker: 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.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Pussyfoot (though the lady of the house calls the kitten "him" when giving Marc Anthony the stock responsible pet owner speech).