Lobster Doug the cat saves Christmas in a series of viral videos by comedian and artist Drennon Davis. “It makes sense if you don’t think about,” say the cat stars of the video series.
Ok, it may not make sense, but cats in lobster costumes have become an instant holiday hit.
A short synopsis: It started when Doug, the black and white emo foster kitten, saved Christmas by snitching on his three orange brothers, Newt, Frog, and Toad, in San Francisco. The rowdy and raucous kitties had locked Santa or “Sannaaaaaaa” in the bathroom. In retribution, the cats put Doug in the lobster costume. Later, the brothers led “a little dedication and appreciation song for everyone’s hero, Lobster Doug.” Just go with it.
“Lobster Doug. Lobster Doug. The Christmas Cat who likes to hug.”
How The Christmas Lobster Cats Started
Previously, the cats’ “Letter to Santa” went viral featuring Newt, Frog, and Toad. They were dead serious about the letter, as you can tell but later wrote an apology after locking “fake Santa” in the bathroom. That’s when Doug saved Christmas and started a viral TikTok craze.
Later the cats got a visit from Father Christmas, and Doug is still wearing the lobster costume.
Now, you might be wondering, “What is happening right now?” but the randomness is part of the fun! For more, you can check out “Doug and the Business Cats” on Youtube, TikTok, and Instagram. They even have their own Patreon.
Here’s How It All Started
Drennon Davis started creating videos of his adopted kittens during the onset of the pandemic. During those uncertain days, cats inspired many people to be, shall we say, extra creative at home.
In Davis’s case, it inspired cat pole dancing videos, celebrity impressions, cats playing a tiny piano, and a series called “Inside Voices,” which were a little too relatable as we all dealt with immense stress. Many found Davis’s videos a great outlet to take their minds off the scary news.
“We’re all in this together. We’ll just keep sending love out into the world as a reminder that it’s not all bad😺❤️🌍😺,” Davis wrote.
Adopting During the Pandemic
Drennon Davis talks about how he adopted the future lobster cats found in an abandoned garage below. Then in July, 2021, he took in a stray mother cat and her kittens. One of those kittens was Doug, originally dubbed Hot Topic due to his emo look. Another was Toad, who looks like Frog’s mini-me.
When the comedian adopted Newt and Frog, he hoped to take them on adventures. As it turned out, they were the outgoing cats of his dreams. But then the pandemic put a damper on adventuring. So, with all the packages arriving at the “pandemic warehouse” at the time, he created an unbelievable “Cat City” for the cats to explore and started dubbing their voices. You know, “normal sane people stuff” and probably only natural for a ventriloquist.
Today, the comedian and his furbabies continue sharing wacky adventures, and he loves spoiling them.
“Some people think I’m spoiling these kittens, but I disagree. These boys have brought me a lot of joy through some really tough times, and returning that favor is the least I can do for these little guys,” he said.
Video via TikTok/drennondavis