Robert Downey Jr Now Officially a Cat Guy

December 28, 2011 |

Robert Downey Junior has fallen in love with a pair of kittens

Robert Downey Jr. had at one time made his wife promise not to bring home any rescue pets. But in a recent interview he told Men’s Fitness Magazine that he’s had a complete turnaround after falling head-over-heels in love with a pair of abandoned kittens, Monty and Dart:

“To understand the way cats play and fight is to understand the secrets of the universe. It’s to understand Wing Chun, to understand the palace tradition, to understand yoga. I would kill for these young, sweet little feline souls, these two boys. I would protect them with my life. Eighteen months ago, I’m saying, ‘I don’t want any rescue pets within 100 yards of either of my residences, I’m sorry. I don’t want some, like, tripod, abused animal.’ I was adamantly opposed to the whole idea. And now I couldn’t imagine living without them. I’ve become one of those people where the Missus is like, ‘They don’t want to see iPhone pictures of our kittens right now. Stop it.'”

Welcome to the Fraternity of Cat Guys, RDJ!

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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. I have ALWAYS adored him and now he just gave me one more HUGE reason to continue doing so!!!

    Thank you for posting this!

  2. Taz says:

    He is a good guy. One more reason to see his movies, as if we needed one.

  3. robert downey jr. iz one uv mi mom’z favritz. now she’z swoonin over him. duhr.
    he’zza good guy … jus like mi dad hoo saved mi life.

  4. Lizzy says:

    Gawds. He’s beautiful. And now that he’s a cat guy he’s my perfect man! (*Sighs*) <3

  5. Stormi & Tai says:

    How can you not love this guy? He’s the best!

  6. Goldie Goodwin says:

    Glad RD Jr. has been converted to cats! They are the best, and now that’s he’s said he didn’t want a tripod, one will be sent to him to fall hopelessly in love with.
    And it’s a great role model for those folks who love him and his work (I do!)

  7. Bettina says:

    The power of an animal’s love!


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