What do this year’s best pet performers have in common? Hair — and lots of it. House of Cards‘ absurdly fluffy, scene-stealing Cashew looked more like a gremlin than a guinea pig. Ilana’s doggy charge on Broad City had such a lustrous white-blond mane that her sometime boyfriend Lincoln renamed the pup Judith Light. But the crown must go to the pet who immediately became a meme: Ser Pounce, Tommen’s cuddly cat on Game of Thrones. He made such a strong impression that fans nearly rioted when news broke that the feline would appear in just one episode — a twist of fate almost as shocking as the Purple Wedding.