As we join many of our friends in the informal celebration of May 4th as Star Wars Day (i.e., “May the Fourth be with you”, oy vey), we lament the lack of felines in the Star Wars cannon. There doesn’t appear to me a feline sentient species analogous to Caitians in Star Trek. But there is a cat-like family of creatures that appear in the animated series Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels: the tooka.
Tookas are quite feline in appearance and appear to serve a similar function to domestic cats on Earth as companion animals and rodent control. A specious of tookah native to the planet Lothar, the Loth-cat, is shown in Rebels. They appear to live wild on the grasslands of the planet, but can also be kept as pets.
While there are few felines in the Star Wars cannon, they are abundant in fan art. We are particularly fond if this series featuring major characters and their feline companies, including Rey, Princess Leia, and Padme Amidala.
So excited for Star Wars!!!!!! We got our tickets ready for tomorrow! So can't wait!!!! Meanwhile, we are rewatching the original movies. And we will be posting some of our favorite character and their cats. The first one, is Padme Amidala and her black cat. #griz #grizandnorm #kittycatclub #starwars #fanart #princess #amidala #black #cat #kitty
Padme’s cat in this image by Disney animation artists Griz and Norm Lemay reminds me a lot of Luna <3.