You’ve Seen The Meme, Now Meet Pearl The Watermelon Cat

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on June 30, 2020

Word problems in math have long been notorious for giving a person more of something than truly needed. What does Joe really need with 265 oranges? And why is he selling 154 of them to Sara?

At least the silly quantities found in math problems have turned into fodder for humor. So, when mixing a feline and comically high numbers of watermelons, we’re given a sum of meme gold.

But who is this fierce-faced feline, so serious about his watermelon guard duty?


Pearl the Guard of Watermelons, Serious Face, Sweet Feline

Pearl and his family live in Thailand, where they run a large farm. As a good family man, Pearl helps his humans tend the land. He’s decided the watermelons need his protection most. And he’s quite serious about guarding them. For six years, he’s stared down any would-be melon thieves, scaring them away with his chilling glare.

But for all his sourpuss appearance, his family mom claims he’s a sweet kitty boy.



When the day is done and the watermelons are safe and locked away, Pearl relaxes as hard as he works!



It seems Pearl isn’t the only cat with a watermelon fascination though…

Check out more watermelon cats!

Like this cross-eyed cutie draped over a melon for a pillow… 

This cute tortie cat is quite a melon-curious kitty…


And don’t worry about cats eating watermelon. It’s a cat-friendly snack!


Harry says, “Watermelon is my favorite snack ever, and the best part is I get to enjoy it all by myself – cause my brothers don’t like it.”


Before a cat discovers his love for watermelons, he must first be skeptical…


Guinness enjoys a bit of watermelon. Or maybe a lot of watermelon…


A hungry tabby can’t wait for a human to get a knife. Teeth work just fine…


Claude says thank you for two servings of watermelon! Lucky kitty!


Oh, you can see the curious pleasure in this cat’s wide eyes!


 A Pixiebob reminds us it isn’t summer without fresh watermelon…


Tahiti says, “I’m one in a melon!” Yes, you are, but sweet kitty, the inside of the melon tastes better than the outside!


“Nom nom on some melon to beat the summer heat,” meows Mishka. Plus a “Bonus blep.”


And once again, Pearl the watermelon king…



Feature Image: kimok.kipp/Facebook