A Denver councilman’s cat just got internet famous, and it was weird

“I thought it was the greatest thing ever,” Clark told Denverite.

KEVIN-lighter
(sofiasofia99/Reddit)

(sofiasofia99/Reddit)

Welp, internet, you’ve flattered us so much that our excitement can only be expressed in gif form.

You took Andy’s coverage of Denver’s cat-declawing ban, which was officially passed last night, and skyrocketed it to Reddit’s front page. Even better? You took our image of Councilman Jolon Clark’s cat, Kit, and Photoshop-battled to the death.

And meow we present to you an excerpt of Kit’s newfound fame.

The original photo:
Councilwoman Kendra Black and Councilman Jolon Clark's cat Kit during a Denver City Council committee meeting on proposed legislation banning declawing, Oct. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) 

city council; denver; colorado; denverite; cats; declawing; kevinjbeaty

Councilwoman Kendra Black and Councilman Jolon Clark's cat, Kit, during a Denver City Council committee meeting on proposed legislation banning declawing, Oct. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The internet’s takes:
"Pyro Kitty" had the most upvotes at the time of publishing. (PhatGab/Reddit)

"Pyro Kitty" had the most upvotes at the time of publishing. (PhatGab/Reddit)

"I'll get you next time Gadget!" (TheWhyteMaN/Reddit)

"I'll get you next time, Gadget!" (TheWhyteMaN/Reddit)

(Mandamelon/Reddit)

This one's kind of disturbing. (Mandamelon/Reddit)

(AND_IM_JAVERT/
Reddit)

Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in after JFK's assassination as Kit looks on. (AND_IM_JAVERT/Reddit)

This is a scene from The Godfather. (klaatu_1981/Reddit)

This is a scene from The Godfather. (klaatu_1981/Reddit)

This is an Austin Powers reference. (i_am_a_bot_ama/Reddit)

This is an Austin Powers reference. (i_am_a_bot_ama/Reddit)

(jnoble50/Reddit)

This dog is internet famous too. (jnoble50/Reddit)

(--dawg/Reddit)

It's-a-cat. (--dawg/Reddit)

(mandal0re/Reddit)

Whistler's mother's kitty. (mandal0re/Reddit)

(skaduush/Reddit)

(skaduush/Reddit)

(sofiasofia99/Reddit)

(sofiasofia99/Reddit)

Councilman Clark Responds:

“I thought it was the greatest thing ever,” Clark told Denverite. While he says the most important thing is that cats across the city have new protections, he’s also pretty jazzed that Kit has found some internet fame.

He said he and his staff were well aware of the buzz. He already has framed printouts in his office.

Councilman Jolon Clark's cat Kit sits on his lap during a Denver City Council committee meeting on proposed legislation banning declawing, Oct. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Councilman Jolon Clark's cat Kit sits on his lap during a Denver City Council committee meeting on proposed legislation banning declawing, Oct. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.