When Famous Pets Die: Lil Bub and Beyond

Three weeks after Lil Bub died, her owner Mike Bridavsky sat disheveled in his recording studio listening to his audio archive of the cat’s meows, purrs, “chirpy purrs”, snorts, and snores. “No other cat makes sounds like that” he said with unabashed pride. “There’s like, syllables and stuff.”

Bridavsky started building his collection of Lil Bub’s noises after adopting her from a feral litter near his home in Bloomington Indiana. The cat’s sounds have been used in stuffed animals and bobble-heads, and a full-length electronic music LP record.

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