A cat with a very distinctive meow has caught the internet’s attention after being compared to a character from the hit show Schitt’s Creek.
Shared Tuesday on TikTok by alb.inwonderland – which goes through ALB online – the video had over 650,000 views and over 150,000 likes.
The video was made in response to a comment that read, “How does she look like Alexis from Schitt’s Creek. I just imagine him meowing and making Alexis’ face.” The video features several clips of the cat’s meow, which TikTokers have been thrilled with.
ALB lives with Dawn, her 10-year-old cat, in Toronto, Canada. She said Newsweek: “Although I am a fan of Schitt’s Creek I hadn’t noticed how much she looked like Alexis until someone pointed it out to me – now I can’t help but hear it. I got so many comments about how similar they are and when I listened again I totally agreed they have the same vocal tone.”
The Canadian TV sitcom Schitt’s Creek was created by Dan Levy and his father Eugene Levy and aired between 2015 and 2020. It stars dad Johnny (Eugene Levy), mom Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their adult children David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) as a once wealthy family forced to adjust to a simpler life. An award-winning favorite, the show boasts multiple Emmys, breaking the record for the most Emmy nominations awarded to a comedy series in its final season.
The epitome of the valley girl stereotype, Alexis Rose is the spoiled socialite beloved for her hilarious phrasing and banter on the show. But black cat Dawn won hearts as a feline lookalike.
The familiar meow left netizens in stitches. One TikTok user wrote: “Valley girl cat!” and another said, “Meow David,” referencing one of the character’s well-known catchphrases.
“I’ve never heard a cat meow with vocal fries before,” said another viewer. While one commenter compared the cat to another famous Valley girl: “She looks like Kourtney Kardashian saying ‘yes’.”
The cat’s meow has an interesting background. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports, “Meow is an interesting vocalization in that adult cats don’t meow at each other, just at people.”
While kittens meow to let their mother know they are cold or hungry, older cats reserve their meows for humans. Cats meow at us for a variety of reasons, including greeting us, seeking our attention, and asking for food.
“I love that people appreciate Dawn’s little voice,” ALB said, “She’s a talkative cat, so I decided to start recording her little conversations for my personal enjoyment. We lost our other cat Maymay at the end of December, so it’s increasingly important for me to capture all those great memories with Dawn. She’s my best friend and I adore her.”