Cats and art: two of Key West’s favorite characteristics combine in this surreal piece of street art that has mysteriously appeared in Old Town.

Key West has long been a cat town. We used to say, if you want a cat, put out a bowl of food and you’ll have two! Cats have been companion to Key West’s numerous resident artists and writers, most famously Ernest Hemingway and his six-toed “polydactyls.” The cat pictured here has mysteriously appeared adjacent to the cemetery, and displays Key West’s creative quirkiness while giving a nod to a favorite island companion.

Street art in Key West of a cat with fishbowl over head