Creative Cats

The Internet has finally given cats a worldwide stage to showcase their creative talents. Online I found cats in photographs, cats in animated shorts, cats in movies, cats in plays and cats on postcards. I always suspected those cat people were up to something, but I had no idea it was the arts. By the way, many animal shelters have an abundance of kittens at this time of year. The next Greta Cat-bo may be waiting for you at the pound. [Editor’s Note: An updated version of this topic can be found here: Cat Silliness]

Cats Around the World3 stars

Meet Dalli and Sammy from Houston, Texas. These two cats like to travel, and have the vacation snapshots to prove it. See Dalli and Sammy modeling in front of the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge and Faneuil Hall. What? You think these pictures are doctored? But Dalli and Sammy gave me their word. "We were not dropped into the photos by computer." If you just have to know more, you can email their owner. The truth may surprise you.

Catzilla4 stars

"Fur does matter." With apologies to Sony and Tri-Star Pictures, this Godzilla parody is a fun, feline romp through New York City. I won't spoil the ending by telling you how they finally subdue the horrifying Catzilla. I've heard the summer blockbuster movie hasn't done as well as expected. Maybe too many of us just saw this "little screen" version instead.

CLAW Theater5 stars

"What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. It is you, my love! Oh, see how she cleans her whiskers with her paws?" Are you ready for kitty cat Shakespeare? CLAW is a large entertainment complex with three must-see shows: Romeo & Juliet, Snow White and a concert featuring the "mewsic of Clyde Big Paws." The plays are witty and cute, with real cats playing all of the roles. Think "picture book adaptation," and you'll get some idea of what to expect.

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Chez Fungus

Madison the Genius Cat

Pat this Cat

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