Harvard Radio News Feature: A Conversation with the Watton Family and Their Cats Remy and Gus


(Remy knows his way around Harvard campus, even stopping by inside the WHRB Studio. Starting off with the moniker “Remy the Humanities Cat,” he is now known as Remy the Harvard Cat. Photo taken by Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara ’23.)

Darley Boit '25 speaks with Sarah Watton and her son Will Watton, bringing along with them their cats Remy and Gus.

Yes, that Remy, the Harvard Cat, was in our studio with his human caretakers. And yes, he has a twin brother by the name of Gus who would occasionally roam around campus.

For those of you who don’t know, Remy is an icon here on campus, gaining the honorific title of the unofficial guardian of Harvard Yard.

Throughout the recording of this conversation, you get to hear these two orange tabby cats as they express their own thoughts and experiences.

(Startled by his stardom. Remy prepurring for his WHRB News interview. Photo taken by Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara ’23.)

(Remy supervised the new WHRB mural in our studio. This mural was designed and painted by Darley Boit ’25 who brings you this story. Photo taken by Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara ’23.)

(Remy reflections. Remy in busi, the WHRB office. Photo taken by Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara ’23.)

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