New stars of Westminster Dog Show? Cats

For the first time, cats are taking part in the Westminster Dog Show — sort of.

The inclusion of felines in the “Meet the Breeds” event Saturday at the 140-year-old event started a furry, uh, flurry of tweets making gruesome “catastrophe” puns, according to The Associated Press.

“We can’t just let cats start racing across the borders of traditional dog events,” said a humorous column in the Chicago Tribune.

Saturday’s event was sponsored by Westminster, the American Kennel Club …and The International Cat Association, demonstrating that there’s room for dogs, cats and their human companions, the AP said.