Dr. Jerzy Targalski has got to be the coolest cat around.
The Polish academic was making an appearance on the Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur to discuss the very serious issue of his country’s supreme court justices being forced out.
That’s when Lisio, his ginger cat, clawed and climbed up his back and perched upon his shoulders. The historian stayed on topic even as Lisio nuzzled his ear and curled his tail around his face.
The interview was pre-taped so the remarkable moment didn’t make the cut to air, but reporter Rudy Bouma, did post the clip on Twitter where cat-lovers are gobbling it up.
An unruffled political scientist even with a cat on his head.
The Polish historian & political scientist Jerzy Targalski remained completely unruffled during our interview when this happened👇🤨🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/4dLi16Pq1H
— Rudy Bouma (@rudybouma) July 7, 2018
And it’s not the first time, the professor’s cat has made a guest appearance.
— Nieuwsuur (@Nieuwsuur) July 6, 2018
Targalski said later that the Lisio’s acrobatics is pretty standard, according to an interview with the news outlet.
“It’s his way of saying, ‘Good morning,’ or ‘I love you,’ I think,” he explained.
— Nieuwsuur (@Nieuwsuur) July 9, 2018
Targalski is a committed cat-man. He has five.
And by most estimates is a helluva guy.
Jerzy Targalski looks like a nice guy… pic.twitter.com/N2jRwwGOxK
— VHJE (@Vibeke_Hovgaard) July 8, 2018
Photo Rudy Bouma/Twitter