What does the Hello Kitty Theme Park in Tokyo, Belgium’s Festival of the Cats, Ernest Hemingway’s Home and Museum as well as the CFA Foundation Feline Historical Museum and 12 other events that place the focus on all things feline?
They are listed in the on line version of Travel and Leisure as the “craziest places for cat lovers!”
The first cat cafe is scheduled to open in the West!
If you’re among the nation’s more than 36 million feline-owning households, a “cat cafe” may be just the thing you need!. Asia has a number of these cafes where customers can sip tea and coffee while hanging out with the cats!
Entrepreneur Lauren Pears plans to open Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London by late Spring, early Summer, once she raises the money and works out the logistics of housing animals in an eatery. To date, Lauren has raised over $150,000 through project web site Indiegogo.
Cats are “cute, fluffy and personable,” Pears says and therefore great teatime companions for Brits, with their penchant for “warm pubs, cozy sofas, roaring fires.”
Japanese Artist, Shunichi Yamamoto’s Fine Feline Art exhibit, is showing in the Children’s Gallery in the basement of the Salt Lake City Main Library currently through April 5. If you live near the area, go and check it out!
Yamamoto’s paintings includes familiar images with cats—demure, mysterious, glamorous, heroic—in the main roles. Yamamoto describes himself as a “cat person” who thinks it is fun to portray the felines in a bit of a different light. While he is painting he also has to learn the history behind the original painting.
Photo: City Weekly, Salt Lake City
Yamamoto’s art is big in Japan, published there as books, puzzles, postcards and a calendar, with an exhibition of his canvas paintings set for later this year. The artist and freelance illustrator who immigrated from Canada and Japan is also selling his 2008 self-published cat art book in the Library Store.
More than 55% of cats are overweight. Purina Cat Chow include exercise time, portion control and meal tracking in an effort to help their cats achieve a healthy weight. What are they doing to promote this concept? They have a float for the Mardi Gras parade to raise awareness about cat obesity.
The world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg’s new play, Breakfast at Tiffany’s will hold a casting call to find the perfect cat to take on the iconic role of “Cat.” Felines with dreams are encouraged to submit a photo and owner contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. A casting session will be held during the week of February 11, 2013 to groom the candidates for stardom.
The play begins performances at the Cort Theatre on Monday, March 4, 2013 and will officially open on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
This stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic novella is based on his most beloved masterwork, Breakfast at Tiffany’s which is set in New York City in 1943. The 1961 film version included Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The song Moon River was also written for Audrey.
‘Fred’, a young writer from Louisiana, meets ‘Holly Golightly’ (Clarke), a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly – including Fred (Smith). But Fred is poor, and Holly’s other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred – just as her past catches up with her. According to imdb, about nine cats were used throughout the film as the role of Cat. Audrey also said that the scene where she throws Cat into the rainy street was the most distasteful thing she ever had to do on film.
Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Cort Theatre box office beginning Monday, February 11, 2013 (Monday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.), online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling Telecharge at 800-432-7250 or 212-239-6200
Would you live here? A home designed for your cat!
The home was built using information gleaned by Japanese firm, Fauna+DESIGN about the interactions between humans and cats, as well as cats’ movements and activities.
This cat lover’s apartment, features tunnels, cat entrances in every door, steps leading up to wooden “cat walks” which snake across the walls, elevated platforms for cat perching and even cat viewing areas!
This feline extravaganza will feature not only cat videos—produced locally and globally—but also cat stories, cat limericks and a slideshow of local cats. Emcee will be Jef Czekaj, who will kick off the event by reading his book Cat Secretsfor cat-crazy kids.
There will also be a cat costume table and most likely an appearance from a famous local cat. Stay tuned.
Until then, please get involved by submitting/creating cat videos, writing cat limericks or crafting cat stories, or snapping photos of your cat. Download the pdf application here.
Cat Videos have appeared at the Film Festival of them all: The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Catdance
The five finalists appearing in Catdance films were chosen from submissions by cat lovers across the country and told amusing feline-centered tales.
Finalists include:a story of an aging Internet cat who can’t cope with the loss of fame and “A Cat’s Guide to Caring for a Human.” There is also ”Catalogue,” where a couple orders a bedspread from a catalog and is surprised to see that the cat shown in the photo was shipped with the comforter. “Rocky” tells a personal, heartwarming story of a man’s 17-year relationship with his cat. In “A Change of Heart,” a photo of a cat on a cell phone saves a failing relationship.
Each of the five finalists was awarded a golden cat-litter scoop.
Fans can watch the feline films beginning Sunday and vote for their favorite until Feb. 28. The winning filmmaker will collect $10,000. Also available are limited-edition knit hats with cat ears, with all proceeds benefiting the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.