Sarah Jessica Parker has adopted the real-life cat that played Carrie’s new kitty Shoe on Max’s Sex and the City continuation, she announced on Instagram on Tuesday. “His off-camera name is Lotus,” she says, adding that “he and his siblings were all given botanical names when they were rescued as newborns” by the Connecticut Humane Society.
She and husband Matthew Broderick adopted Lotus in April, adding him to their other two adopted cats Rémy and Smila.
“If he looks familiar, that’s because he is,” Parker notes, with Lotus playing the adorable kitten that came into Carrie’s life in Season 2. The cat debuted in Episode 9, with Che bringing a litter of abandoned kittens over to Carrie’s apartment. Carrie was not a fan at first, but by the season finale, one cat had won her heart, with Carrie proudly introducing her new pet to her friends as Shoe — named both for Carrie’s beloved footwear and for “shoo, as in ‘Get out of my shoe!’”
And Just Like That… has already been renewed for Season 3, so we’ll presumably get to see more of Shoe in Carrie’s new Gramercy Park apartment.