Revealed: The real story behind Taylor Swift's furry accessory

Sep 26, 2014 at 3:36 p.m. ET
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Taylor Swift has been seen spotted around New York City with her cat Olivia Benson in her arms, and many fans have been wondering why the singer is taking her cat on walks with her.

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When it comes to cute sidekicks, the adorable Scottish Fold kitten gives Paris Hilton's pooches a run for their money, but why doesn't the "Shake It Off" singer just put her pet cat in a carrier?

"The kitten freaks out about being put in the cat carrier," Swift recently told Access Hollywood. "So I was just like, 'OK, all right, we're gonna just do this!'"

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The funny thing is, when Olivia is in Swift's arms, she seems totally relaxed — and she doesn't seem to mind the cameras one bit.

"It was like a 10-foot walk from my door to the car," she said about the recent pics that were taken. "What I thought was funny about those pictures is that, like, the cat is looking straight at the cameras."

Olivia Benson, named after a character on Law & Order: SVU, is the latest addition to Swift's pet family and joins the singer's other cat Meredith Grey, named after Ellen Pompeo's character on Grey's Anatomy — the same naughty feline who got hold of her mama's Met Gala dress and decided to put her own fashion twist on it by shredding it.

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In case you haven't spotted the cute pics of Olivia and Swift, the animal lover did share a pic of her kitten on Instagram a month ago, with the caption, "And now, after a long week, I'm about to be all..."


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