Freddie Mercury with cats

Freddie Mercury loved cats and owned quite a few. His partner of seven years, Jim Hutton, said that “Freddie treated the cats like his own children.”

So what were the names of his many cats? Freddie’s assistant Peter Freestone (who worked for the Queen singer from 1979 until the end of his life) could remember the names of 10 of them:

  • Dorothy
  • Tiffany
  • Tom
  • Jerry
  • Delilah
  • Goliath
  • Lily
  • Miko
  • Oscar
  • Romeo

All but one — purebred Tiffany, a gift from Freddie’s former fiancée Mary Austin — came from shelters.

But Mercury’s favorite wasn’t Tiffany. It was Delilah. He wrote the song “Delilah” on the album Innuendo (1991) just for her. The lyrics even include a string of meows.

Which of the cat names above is your favorite?

17 thoughts on “Freddie Mercury with cats

  1. ❣Tiffany(Name)
    *But ❣ Deliha….
    ..cause she was …
    …the most “picked on cat”😿
    *But…the “ONLY CAT”…..😻
    …that “SLEPT” with FREDDIE❣
    (Lucky Cat “There-In”😋‼️❣

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