Maybe what those poor medieval cats needed was some finely crafted armor. While exploring the internet , I found a wonderful Canadian artist named Jeff de Boer, who's been creating armor for animals since the 1990's. Though he began with mice, he soon branched out to cats as well.
Here's another example. I love the chain mail.
A set of mouse armor! This carries Tom and Jerry to a whole new level. To see more of Jeff de Boer's work, visit his site HERE.
Mr. de Boers also crafts some great space sculptures. This one is called Ro-Cat: The 1034 Twin Rocket Flying Suit.
I found something else about armored cats. The Wearybridge Department of Armored Cats is a hilarious page by a young man named Morgan. He calls it an "evil experiment" to attract people to his spot on MySpace. He really is very funny.