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Everyone loves to joke about Taylor Swift‘s ever-growing roster of famous friends, which includes (but is not limited to) her style icon Lena Dunham, her little sister figure Selena Gomez, her identical twin Karlie Kloss, and her unlikely bud Lorde… but none can compete with Meredith. Anyone who follows Taylor on social media can tell you that those other BFFs are basically just filler. At the end of the day, Meredith is her one and only true love– and she’s the only member of Swizzle’s posse who can sink her claws into a designer dress and still look cute doing it. Because she’s a cat. I’m talking about a cat.

Taylor made our best dressed list from this year’s Met Gala, where she rocked the hell out of Oscar de la Renta, and this new interview just made her dress even cooler. She recently chatted with People about Meredith’s involvement in her getting-ready process, telling the magazine,

I’ve never seen more fashionable people lose their composure quicker than when a cat walks up to a satin, custom Oscar de la Renta gown and then decides to make a home inside of it. She just passed, dug her claws in and started to roll. Like when you see a crocodile attack an antelope on National Geographic. That’s what she tried to do to the dress.

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I love it. I love it so much. If I’m ever invited to the Met Ball, I guarantee my kitten will find some way to at least shed on my outfit, if not puke in my shoes, so a few tiny punctures in Taylor’s dress aren’t going to kill anybody. In fact, it’s comforting to hear that even the richest cats on the planet are little assholes at heart, and it’s pretty adorable to know that kitty claws will indiscriminately attack both four-dollar stockings and thousand-dollar silk. Meredith Swift is too busy keeping it real. Never change, girl.

Via People / Photos: Getty Images, @taylorswift