Introducing #catjawns, Instagram Hashtags for Philly Cats

Want to show your neighborhood pride while taking a photo of your cat? Introducing #catjawns: More than 30 Philadelphia neighborhood cat pun hashtags.

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The problem: Lots of Philadelphia cats on Instagram, but no way to tell what neighborhood they live in. The solution: #catjawns.

A few years ago, a friend of mine who lives in Kensington posted a photo of her cats to Instagram. I tagged it “#kenzokats.” She picked up the idea, and she and another friend of mine use the #kenzokats hashtag. It’s time to expand this project.

Here’s how it works: When posting a photo of your cat to Instagram, please use the corresponding hashtag for your neighborhood (or one near it). Here’s an example: The cat in the header image at the top of this post, Detective John Munch, lives in East Falls. Take a photo of her, and you’d tag the Instagram photo #eastpaws. Get it?

What follows is an exhaustive list of #catjawns hashtags.

  • Bella Vista: #bellawhiska
  • Brewerytown: #mewerytown
  • Bridesburg: #bridespurrg
  • Cedar Park: #cedarpurrk
  • Center City: #centercitykitties
  • East Falls: #eastpaws
  • East Passyunk: #eastpussyunk
  • Fairmount: #fairmeownt
  • Fox Chase: #mousechase
  • Germantown: #germeowtown
  • Grays Ferry: #graysfurry
  • Holmesburg: #holmespurrg
  • Italian Market: #kitalianmarket
  • Juniata: #mewniata
  • Kensington/Fishtown: #kenzokats
  • Kingsessing: #kittenssing
  • Lexington Park: #lexingtonpurrk
  • Manayunk: #meownyunk
  • Mt. Airy: #meowntairy
  • Newbold: #mewbold
  • North Philly: #northkitty
  • Northeast Philly: #northbeastphilly
  • Northern Liberties: #northernlipurrties
  • Old City: #oldkitty
  • Oxford Circle: #oxfurcircle
  • Pennsport: #pennspurrt
  • Pennswood: #purrswood
  • Pennypack: #purrypack
  • Port Richmond: #purrrichmond
  • Powelton Village: #meoweltonvillage
  • Rittenhouse: #rittenmouser
  • Roxborough: #roxpurrough
  • Schuylkill: #schuylkitties
  • South Philly: #southkitty
  • Torresdale: #torrestail
  • University City: #universitykitty
  • West Philly: #westkitty
  • Wissahickon: #whiskerhickon
  • Wissinoming: #whiskernoming
  • Winchester Park: #winchesterpurrk

(I included #northkitty, #southkitty, and #westkitty — which are, admittedly, pretty lame — in case your neighborhood isn’t mentioned. Sorry, there is a limit to how much time I can spend trying to come up with a “Bridesburg” cat pun. Update: #bridespurrg pun added.)

So use them! Or don’t — it doesn’t matter! Either way, let me know if I missed any good (or cringe-worthy) cat puns. I think I got most of them, though.

Thanks to Jan Cohen for contributing hashtags, and the use of her cat as a model.

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