the ONLY cat I've ever loved
Sylvester the Cat, affectionately known as Puddy Tat, made his debut in Friz Freleng's Life With Feathers (1945). Freleng's 1947 cartoon Tweetie Pie was the first pairing of Tweety and Sylvester. Sylvester appeared in 103 cartoons in the golden age.
Perhaps Sylvester's most developed role is in a series of Robert McKimson-directed shorts, in which the character is a hapless mouse-catching instructor to his dubious son, Sylvester Junior, with the "mouse" being a powerful baby kangaroo which he constantly mistakes for a "king-size mouse". His alternately confident and bewildered episodes bring his son to shame, while Sylvester himself is reduced to nervous breakdowns.
Mel Blanc is the voice behind the lisp.
I always found Tweety Bird to be annoyingly smug. And I always root for the under