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The titular heroine who is not a cat.


  • Badass Adorable: She has had several action oriented moments, especially in "Scaredy Cats" during her battle against the "Tail Snatcher."
  • Cat Girl: She never takes off her cat costume. She even wears it while taking a bath.
  • Cheerful Child
  • Cute Mute: Kitty never speaks; she only communicates in cat sounds, which neither the audience nor the actual cats understand.
  • Faux Paw: She often does this when agitated or when cleaning her face and ears like a cat.
  • Fearless Fool: Kitty, in most circumstances. One episode does reveal that she is afraid of the dark, but for the most part she's utterly fearless and not particularly aware of danger when it threatens.
  • Genki Girl
  • Happily Adopted: All of the cats love her dearly.
  • Interspecies Adoption
  • MacGyvering: She has amazing "human problem solving" skills to save the day for the cats.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Stanley Stinkleton noted she's surprisingly strong for her size. A Lthough it could be because he is himself so flabby.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pineapple.

The Cats


Tropes applying to all of the cats:

  • Cuteness Overload: Their reaction to Kitty and nearly everything she does.
  • Funny Animal: The cats occupy this role, and are even seen talking to humans.
  • Life of the Party: They love partying so much that they use dog years so they can each have birthday parties seven times a year.

    King Tubby
Self-appointed "King of all cats", Tubby spends most of his time "sitting on his throne, pretending he knows just what's going on". He however regularly provides explanations on certain aspects of humanity, albeit shaky ones. Oddly, he doesn't seem to play any instrument.

King Tubby

Happy would have a hard time seeing his own paws, but this handicap has resulted in a unique character trait : since he can't see the bad in anything, then everything is amazing to him all the time ! He provides lighthearted comic relief and plays the trombone.


    Mr. Clean
Small, dirty, and simple, Mr. Clean is a humble cat who is very satisfied with his own hygiene. He's been shown to know how to grow fruit and vegetables, which he himself sums up as :
Mr. Clean: "I like dirt. Good things come out of dirt. Nothin' fancy."
He apparently doesn't play any instrument.

Mr. Clean


    Last Chance
Everyone knows cats have nine lives. Last Chance is on his, well, last one, but he isn't going to let this bring him down. He plays the trumpet, and announces King Tubby's arrivals and house meetings.

Last Chance

  • Amusing Injuries : He certainly gets the most serious ones, but they're still usually played for laughs. The fact that he's apparently completely used to it makes it funnier.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His arm is always in a plaster and he has a peg leg. He's also the mansion's handyperson when it comes to maintenance. No one seems to realize what a terrible idea this is.
  • Black Comedy: From his name to his usual antics. When Last Chance is around, jokes will be made about the fact that if he were to die, he'd be gone forever. Yet it doesn't stop him for putting himself in danger and he's very relaxed about it.
  • Dub Name Change: The Spanish dub uses translations of the cats' English names, except for him. Since "Ultima Oportunidad" would be hard to fit in the lip-syncing, his name in Spanish is changed to "Hecho Polvo"note 
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the first episode, he gets exempted from participating in something dangerous because he's only got one life left. Later, he seems perfectly alright with doing all sorts of things that could very well take it in the blink of an eye.
  • Eyepatch of Power: It covers a normal looking eye, however.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In one episode, his usual carelessness gets him stuck under a heavy pantry while the room is quickly getting flooded with water. He very casually remarks "So this is how it ends", but he's saved in the end.
  • It Runs in the Family: He fondly remembers his dear auntie, who "lived her nine lives to the fullest. Unfortunately she never learned how to count." The photos show that she looked just like him, with a countdown of her lives accompanying every photograph where she's about to loose one.
  • Made of Iron: He appears to be more like Dented Iron, yet for a cat who is supposedly on his last life, he's been seen surviving tremendous amounts of damage.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Miley has to inform him that his tail is on fire.
  • Meaningful Name: He's already lost eight of his nine lives.

Dark, menacing, classy, and cold, Thorn may seem scary, but has shown more many times how deeply she cares for little Kitty. She is an impressive singer.


Refined, elegant, and French, Pierre is the mansion's cook and plays the bass.


  • Animal Facial Hair: He sports a classy twirled moustache.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: usually averted, although Cheeta once said of his fish soup that it could "scratch the paint from a battleship".
  • French Cuisine Is Haughty: He's the mansion's chef and can cook some pretty elaborated meals, but the others usually don't mind as he's very good at his job. He does tends to get upset when his work is unappreciated, though.
  • Gratuitous French: He punctuates his heavily-accented speech with french expressions like "bon sang" or "oh la vache".

No-one is ever sure if what is going to come out of Cheeta's mouth will be a creative piece of advice, or some more nonsense solution that will likely make the problem worse. Still, he sometimes has good (if unusual) ideas, and plays the guitar.


  • Cloudcuckoolander: Of all the cats, Cheeta probably gets the most creative when it comes to bizarre misunderstandings and unique ways of looking at the world. For instance, when looking for a teddy bear for Kitty, he gets a real, living bear and insists that it counts because he got it off a man named Ted. He also thinks it's a good idea to stick a brick in a blender to make brick milkshake (though he wasn't too thrilled with the results).
  • Comically Missing the Point: If it's at all possible to miss the point about anything, Cheeta will miss the point.
  • I Know A Guy: Regularly phones his "friend" Ted, who appears to be a versatile trader, fence, and conman. Cheeta being Cheeta, he never realizes how often Ted screws him over.
  • Mad Scientist: He managed to [[Macgyvering modify]] a toy robot dog to make it a robot cat. He's been shown to have some understanding of a lot of things, but always a very warped one.
  • Motor Mouth: He tends to ramble. A lot. Especially when he doesn't actually have anything to say.

    King Tubby: [Kitty] is in fact wanting to play a thing called — eughh — sport.
    Cheeta:Hey, whoa. all right, got it, got it, that makes a lot of sense, I mean, we was worried for a moment there, but now you explained it — how could I have thought otherwise? Hello! Hello, hello, Cheeta, anyone home?! Heh heh, okay, okay. Phew! On the same page now, I mean, who's running this show, am I right?! But can I just, you know, take a moment to speak on behalf of all of us and just, uh... what is sport?

Little is shown about Ginsburg, safe from the fact that he's usually not very quick, likes to end his sentences in "Man", and is an incredible drummer.



Scary, cold and distant, Ming behaves like an inscrutable Sci-Fi B-Movie villain. He's always had very ambivalent feelings towards the mansion's new resident. He plays keyboards in a very personal manner.


  • Drives Like Crazy: He may be one of the only cats who can drive the car. That doesn't mean he can do it well.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a secret love of progressive rock, not to mention a soft spot for Kitty.
  • Inscrutable Oriental: He's called Ming, keeps his eyes half-shut, and has a slight Engrish accent. But this may all just be a pose, since he's a stray cat who likely was born in the same country as the others, and was more or less raised by The Nazz.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ming is rude, haughty and dismissive at the best of times, but he cares more than he lets on.
  • Shout-Out: He's called Ming, and wears the same cloak as another famous Ming.

    Timmy Tom
The youngest of all the cats, Timmy is almost always seen in Kitty's company, and they always get along wonderfully. He can still play a few instruments, notably pianos.

Timmy Tom

Petal is a soft-spoken, calm, usually responsible female cat who takes great care of others, but knows how to be firm when needed. She plays the saxophone.


  • Face Palm: As one of the few (relatively) sane cats, is often driven to doing this.
  • Hartman Hips: She has pretty wide hips.
  • Idiot Ball: While she's usually much smarter than the average cat, she has the same problems knowing the difference between fiction and reality. Thus, she joined in the hunt for the buried treasure in the backyard following Kitty's pirate-themed play - after all, Happy had a map.
  • Mama Bear: She doesn't approve of anyone doing anything bad to Kitty.
  • Team Mom: Lectures the other cats and Kitty often, and is usually the one to answer the front door. She's also the most protective of Kitty.

    The Nazz
Maybe the oldest cat in the mansion, The Nazz is also the sanest, wisest and most responsible one, who tries to keep a semblance of order. He's a talented and experienced piano player who composed and recorded several albums' worth of songs.

The Nazz

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears a scarf and a hat.
  • Face Palm: As one of the few sane cats, is often driven to doing this.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Defied. He's the most proficient musician in the mansion and regularly records new songs. When asked how long it took him to learn the piano, his answer is "Twelve years, and counting".
  • Only Sane Man
  • Never Bareheaded: Has yet to be seen without his iconic cap. Apparently, he had the same one in his youth.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": It's "The Nazz," thank you very much.
  • The Reliable One: He's intelligent, reasonable, level-headed, and may be the only cat with any decent understanding of humans.
  • The Stoner: Implied. He apparently was around to see The '60s, but "doesn't remember much from that decade".
  • Walking the Earth: He was a nomadic wanderer in his youth, going from place to place "searching for his tune".

A brilliant, snarky, sour loner, Miley is usually seen reading a book or cultivating her individuality. She has a well-hidden soft spot for Kitty, which doesn't stop her from expressing her criticism in her idiosyncratic way. She can use a keyboard, but her specialty is samples, synthwave and electronic music.


Spook perfectly illustrates the expression "scaredy cat". He's terrified, startled, or worried by nearly everything, but finds comfort in a sappy romance television show, and apparently has a knack for technology. He doesn't play instruments, but knows his way as a disc-jockey.


Luna tries to avoid effort whenever possible, except when music and dancing are involved. She plays the sithar.


The Stinkletons

    Harold Stinkleton
One of the neighbours. He's idiosyncratically grumpy, clueless, and submissive towards his wife.


  • Butt-Monkey: If Harold appears in an episode, chances are something bad will happen to him.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Somewhat justified, as the cats can be very noisy.
  • Henpecked Husband: And how.
  • Manchild: He's got a rubber duck whom he loves and calls Bertrand, but won't ever admit to his wife that he plays (and talks) with it in his bath.

    Olive Stinkleton
One of the neighbours. She's typically prissy, haughty, and bossy towards her husband.


  • My Beloved Smother: To her son, Stanley.
  • Sibling Rivalry: When she comes to believe that Stanley is a piano prodigy, her first idea is to have him cultivate that talent. Not for his own accomplishment or upbringing, but so she can brag about it to her sister.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair. Though it's a wig.

    Stan Stinkleton
The youngest Stinkleton is usually depicted playing video games, eating, sleeping, and doing as little of worth as possible.



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