Meet Louis, a 4-year old Maine Coon cat that lives in Berlin, Germany. The cat recently went viral after pictures of the feline dressed up as the famous pirate Captain Jack Sparrow was posted online. Now most people have been calling the cat Captain Cat Sparrow. His pictures on social media have been liked and shared several times.
The cat, named Louis, has had a social media account under the name Louis Wildlife on Facebook. But the account really took off after photos of the cat dressed up as the pirate captain went viral. Several people have shared the photos and have even made comments and puns about the cat and his pirate costume. The account said that the last they saw of Cat Sparrow, he had “commandeered a ship and is picking up a crew in Tortuga to raid, pillage and plunder.”
“You are without a doubt the worst pirate I have ever petted.” said one comment. “This is the day you’ll always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Cat Sparrow.” said another.
The character Captain Jack Sparrow was famously portrayed by actor Johnny Depp in the 2000 film Pirates of the Caribbean. It was a breakout role that started a cult following and even got Depp an Academy Award nomination. Depp would go on to reprise the role of the famous captain in four other sequels, with the latest being “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 2017. According to his creator, the character was based on Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards and cartoon character Pepe Le Pew.