Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wordy Wednesday with Al



As you know we planned on seeing the Acro Cats over the past 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!

















This was a April Fool post from 2013 when we went to see the Acro-cats.  Al does look like their white cat but all of this was made up by our Mom!

16 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

OMC, how totally exciting! Paws up to Al! I'm so impressed that he got to perform onstage! Even though my human has worked with me, I don't think I could do it! I'm a little ADD.

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

OMC How amazing is that! Al you really rock! Concatulations on guest drumming for the Rock Cats and tolerating the collar.

Thanks so much for sharing the excitement of Al's purr-formance with us kitty bloggers.. No way we could have been able to do what Al did... He and the Rock Cats are truly sensational felines!

Purrz from Katie and Joey, who might thought about drumming, but rather be lazy.

The Island Cats said...

OMC! This is so cool! How pawsome for Al!

Eastside Cats said...

Wow! Way to go, Al! A star is born, and even if you didn't like the collar, you looked quite fetching in it, I must say.

Fur Everywhere said...

That is SO awesome!! You must have been so proud of Al. What a wonderful and exciting adventure for him!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh my cat how absolutely amazing!!! AL you rock it!!!

Flynn said...

That is so exciting! I thought Al looked good in his collar, but maybe he would have preferred a more mancatly colour.

The Swiss Cats said...

Paws up Al ! Amazing ! Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

al....& mom.....we haz hurd sum good ones two day but this troo lee taked de cake..



a paws a paws a paws !!!!!

we loved it ♥♥♥♥♥♥ troo lee...loved it !!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a fun post. We love the acro-cats!

Brian said...

Dang, you suckered me in for sure! I must have been the only one who read all the way to the end MOL!

Caren Gittleman said...

Ohhhhh you BRAT!!!!! I also got TOTALLY SUCKED IN!!! I COMPLETELY BELIEVED YOU!!!!! Well done, YOU!!
xoxo

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, you totally fooled us! Good one, pals. We thought that Al really was drumming for the Acro-Cats! :)

Happy April Fool's Day, sweet friends!

Vanessa Morgan said...

I almost believed this. What a great April Fool's!

Marg said...

I almost believed it but did wonder during the description. Glad Al didn't have to perform. I have always wondered what kind of life they have but at least they are out of shelters.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You sure fooled me :) GOod one!

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