real life aristocats

Meet the Real Life Aristocats and Their Mother Cat Duchess

Do you remember Disney’s movie “The Aristocats? Would you be interested to know that you can see the real-life Aristocats? The beautiful rescue cat Duchess gave birth to three kittens that looked exactly like the ones in the movie. Well, if you remember the story you would know that these kittens were black, yellow, and white.

real life aristocats

The real-life Madame Adelaide is Shelby Sewell-Lopez who rescued the gorgeous white cat and named her Duchess. Shelby’s story is not like Madame Adelaide’s, but she was lucky to get these cartoon characters in her life.

real life aristocats

They live in East Texas and the Duchess was adopted in 2018. The poor cat had hernia and parasites so Shelby had to take her regularly to the vet until she finally got well.

real life aristocats

She is obviously an aristocrat because she took all these treatments gracefully.

“Through all of the rehabilitating, she kept her calm demeanor and a beautiful cat emerged. She is unbothered by everything except the vacuum cleaner!” – said Shelby.

However, the strangest thing happened when the Duchess actually gave birth to the real-life Aristocats. Of course, Shelby gave them the Aristocats’ names.

Real life Aristocat Marie

real life aristocats

Even the genders matched to the three kittens in the cartoon.

Meet Toulouse

And the last of the Real Life Aristocats – Berlioz

They even got a “bonus kitten” and they named him Blue.

real life aristocats

The Story of the Aristocats

In case you are not familiar with the story of the Aristocats, or you can’t remember what it was, here is a short summary of the storyline. “The Aristocats” is an animated featured film produced by Walt Disney Productions, based on a story about a family of aristocratic cats written by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe. It is an amazing story about a retired opera diva Madame Adelaide Bonfamille who lives with her butler Edgar and the cat named Duchess with her three kittens Berlioz, Toulouse, and Marie in Paris. Madame Adelaide is preparing her will where she decides to leave all her fortune to her butler and her cats. However, the greedy butler Edgar doesn’t want to share the wealth with the Duchess and her kittens, so he decides to sedate them by putting sleeping pills in their milk and drives them to the countryside to get rid of them.

Luckily, two hounds named Napoleon and Lafayette appear and ambush Edgar leaving the cats stranded in the countryside. After a long journey that the Duchess and her kittens have running from Edgar and trying to come back home, the butler falls into his own trap and loses his way far from the cats. These brave kittens with their mother find their way home where Madam Adelaide decides to exclude Edgar from the will, being under the impression that he just left her.

Just as a reminder, take a look at the short excerpt of the Aristocats:
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