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Who knew Meredith Grey was a scratcher?!?

Not the Grey’s Anatomy character, but Taylor Swift’s cat, whom she named after the dark and twisty TV character.

Taylor Swift at SNL 40
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Ellen Pompeo at the People's Choice Awards
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Swift posted a photo on her Instagram showing off a fresh scratch from her beloved kitten with the message: "Great work Meredith. I was just trying to love you and now you owe me 40 million dollars."

Meredith Grey Scratches Taylor Swift

Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey on the popular drama series responded in character by saying: "This is awkward because my namesake did this but as your doctor please keep that scratch clean! Yours truly, the real Dr. Grey."

Taylor Swift got a shout out a couple months ago from the namesake of her other cat, Olivia Benson, when Mariska Hargitay took a photo with Pompeo at the Super Bowl. Hargitay plays Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU.

Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo

Swift reacted like a true fan girl with her reply: "OH. MY. GOD."

Which TV character will Swift name her next pet? Olivia Pope? Cookie Lyon? The Dowager Countess of Grantham?