Cat video aficionados know him as Henri Le Chat Noir, an existentialist cat who muses about the meaninglessness of life in a popular series of YouTube videos.
But don't be fooled by the vacant stares and the bored looks of disgust. Strip away the undulating piano music and the melancholy French voice-over and what you get is a cat named Henry staring blankly at the camera, usually because filmmaker William Braden is trying every trick in the book to get his attention.
A few weeks ago, I flew up to Seattle to meet Braden, a former wedding videographer turned professional cat video maker, and his feline muse. You can read the entire story here.
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In person, Henry is a handsome cat with incredibly soft fur, and noticeably long whiskers. He made himself comfortable on the small kitchen table and stared at me, blinking...very...slowly. He gave off a regal, but friendly vibe. We got along great.