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Robert Downey Jr. Sure Loves His Cats

A photo of Robert Downey Jr

Last week, Sarah let you guys know which celebrities are cat people. It turns out that now we can add Robert Downey Jr. to the list, because a few months ago RDJ and his wife adopted a couple of kittens. And he would die for them:

“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.’ And I can’t watch those commercials [for animal cruelty prevention] anymore. They kill me.”

Ugh, just one more reason to love to love Robert Downey Jr., right? Well, except that part about hating rescue animals. “I don’t want some tripod, abused animal,” that’s kind of a dick thing to say in my book. It almost made me completely lose my starry eyes for him, right up until I read the part about him showing off pictures of his cats on his phone. Because I DID THAT TOO, ROBERT, I DID THAT ON CHRISTMAS WITH MY LITTLE GUINEA PIG. So are we BFF yet?

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