Monday, April 1, 2013

Big News on Mancat Monday!!!!!



As you know we planned on seeing the Acro Cats over the Easter weekend.  We found out online that they were auditioning local cats for guest spots with the Rock Cats band so we took our Al in.  He is deaf but we have trained him to respond to hand signals and his lack of hearing makes him immune to the noise of the crowd.  Maybe he won't hear the music he makes but he can bang the drums!




We will share some pics of the Acro Cats in action while we finish telling our exciting story about Al.



We went the the theater early and sat thru various other cat's auditions.  When it came to our Al's turn, he did wonderfully!  He caught on quickly and never even wandered from his seat.  After answering a few more questions, we were very excited to learn they had chosen our Al to guest star on Sunday's late show!  That gave them time to work with him a bit.


Flash ahead...time for the show and the theater was filling up quickly with people of all ages.  Samantha began with the star Tuna and introduced each of the cats with a wonderful acrobatic routine.  She even has a groundhog named Garfield, some tightrope walking rats and a chicken named Gregory Peck.  All of her cats are rescues and she told us each of their stories.


Then...drum roll...the highlight of the show - the Rock Cats. The guitarist and keyboard cats came out and finally Al on drums.  He looked specatular!!  It was quite the event to see them all playing along with Tuna on cowbells and Sookie on chimes.





Al wasn't happy with the pink collar he had to wear but all went smoothly and no one knew it was not the actual Rock Cat drummer Dakota until they revealed his identity at the end of the show!  We are so proud of our Al!








 Looks like we GOTCHA!!!

 

30 comments:

The Island Cats said...

OMC! That is SO awesome! Congrats to Al...and maybe this is the beginning of a big career for him?? :)

Old Kitty said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Oh wow!! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! Amazing Al!! How excellent is this!??! Al on drums looking gorgeous in pink!! Love it!! Yay! Huge huge huge congratulations and well done Al!! You are a STAR - a super duper sparkly star! Yayayyayayayay!!!!

Oh and we love your new look blog header too! Take care
x

Brian said...

That is so exciting and we are just thrilled that Al is now a rockin' superstar!!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We think this is totally cool and amazing and awesome too. It's not an April Fool's joke, is it? LOL. Hope not! :-)

Love the new header too!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

What fun!

meowmeowmans said...

That is SO cool! ConCATulations to Al! How exciting and fun it must have been for you. :)

We saw the Moscow Cat Circus in NYC a few years ago -- it seems very similar to the Acro-Cats. Kitties are amazing!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, and we LOVE your new header!

Cat said...

Yay Al, how fantastic and how proud you must have been!!! Btw, we just love your new header its beautiful :-)

Marilia said...

Awesome!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Al that is so way pawsome! Good for you!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Wow, this made our day! Love your new header.

Random Felines said...

that is so cool - of course now you are going to have to cater to him since he is a star :)

Team Tabby said...

Hey Al, you rock!!

Purrs,
Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Katnip Lounge said...

That is the COOLEST thing EVAR!!!

::busily sprucing up resumes::

JC said...

You have too much fun !!!

ABBY said...

Pawsome!
We are so happy to have seen this! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

OH MY CAT. Um, that's a well Photoshopped April Fool indeed!! Al looked like a total NATURAL!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, Al is a ROCK STAR! This just proves you don't need a good ear to have rhythm. My human saw the Acro Cats when they came to our town last year and she loves them! You are so lucky to have a kitty participate in the show - none of us could have done that!

Marg said...

Now that was a good April Fool. I sat here wondering why you didn't say anything to me earlier. Good one.

Ginger Jasper said...

Absolutely fabulous. I just loved this post.. Hugs GJ x

Sushi said...

OMC! That's awesome! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Cara n Crew said...

ok, we're not sure if we should say concats to Al, or were we fooled, mol! The show looks like it was pawsome! how fun that you got to go!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Lucy the Cat said...

I'm not sure if my comment made it (I got an error) so I'm leaving this just in case. Anyway, I was so excited for Al but then see that I fell for the April Fool's joke, lol. I told myself I wasn't going to fall for any April Fool's jokes today. This was a fun post. I say Al deserves treats and a big hug anyway.

p.s. You are very right about other kitties helping through grief.

Cathy Keisha said...

HAH! That was a good April Fools. I notice from some of the comments that some still didn't get it or they play along better than I do.

Sweet Purrfections said...

LOL! Got us!

The Island Cats said...

Okay...that was the best April Fool's joke...you got us! ;)

Cory said...

Happy April Fools Day Al! I was all gearing up to be a singer in your band. In my dreams....*pout*

xoxo Cory

Cheysuli and gemini said...

HA HA HA!!! that was a good April Fools. I'll have to make sure the Woman remembers that for next year...

The Chair Speaks said...

We can only say "Wow"! Purrs!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

But I bet he could have done it...
if he wanted to.

xxoo
Maggie

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