Xemnu has a few heroes floating around the interwebs and real life. Tom the Cat is distinctly one. Not because he's a bad guy. Not because he's misunderstood. No, no. He just doesn't know when to quit! Never give up!
Tom first appeared in the short 'Puss Gets the Boot" in 1940. At first his name was (gasp!) Jasper but was quickly changed in the next animated short to Tom.
Over the years Tom has been beaten, battered, flattened, burned and blown apart so many times the infamous nine lives' were gone long, long ago. Anyway, here are a few of my favorites!