cute morris the cat presidential campaign
Morris, 1998 Presidential Campaign (the first Morris)

There is one cat that ran for president of the United States. His name is Morris.

Morris is a famous celebrity cat and the spokescat for 9Lives. You probably have seen him on commercials and TV shows, but many do not know that Morris came from a very humble background.

The first Morris spent his early life in the Hinsdale Humane Society animal Shelter in Illinois. Bob Martwick adopted Morris and realized his raw animal talent soon after he brought him home.

Morris’ star quality shone when he was brought to try out in an audition. He did a marvelous job except no one could understand what he was saying in front of the camera. So they decided to look for a human voice for Morris.