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Animal Planet Comes to Film…

Natalia, Matt, Alex & Jan came to visit me recently from Sharp Entertainment. They are filming a few exceptional animals for a segment on Animal Planet called Outrageous Animals. I just happened to be on their list. The first day we spent in home I share with my human’s Betsy and Burnell. They filmed me at the piano a lot and they also filmed my siblings interacting with me. Oh, and they also interviewed Betsy and Burnell. Then they moved all their equipment upstairs to the bedroom. They even set up this huge backdrop and big lights and then filmed me walking around, lying down, and generally looking fantastic.

The next day we tried a bold experiment. We all went to a local hot spot in Philly called the World Cafe Live. They wanted to see if I would play the piano there, and maybe sit in with the owner, who is a jazz musician. Well, as soon as we got to the green room and they opened the door on my carrier, I crawled underneath the big red sofa. Betsy did take me out to the piano once and we sat on the bench together, but I had absolutely no interest in playing the piano – although I did enjoy the applause of the people who had gathered when they heard that the famous Nora The Piano Cat was in the building. Let’s face it, I like my own Yamaha Grand and my own space. Burnell told everyone I was like Enya, a studio musician who didn’t go on tour. So we all went home, and later that night I played a little duet with Betsy. There’s no place like home, and there’s no piano like my piano.


  1. Donna W

    Looking forward to seeing you on Animal Planet, Nora. Know what? Even as I sit here reading your blog and writing to you, I’m wearing one of my Nora tshirts! I don’t blame you for not wanting to play at a strange piano; it probably hadn’t been broken in properly for a kitty. Not like yours at home is. That’s like asking an artist to use a strange paintbrush! Keep us posted on your show date. your friend, Donna W.

  2. Judith Krummeck

    I am astonished at what Nora can do!

    I have had rescued cats my whole adult life 2 at a time, and the most unique things they did was to climb up my tree on a 16 floor balcony In NYC and sneak into the maid’s room of the apartment above.

    I am a graphic designer, and none of the many cats I have rescued have any talent for music or graphics – (what I have to offer them)

    I have yet to find out what they are good at besides sleeping. That they do very well – as opposed to EATING! I go thru the trouble to buy them the food they will eat, warm it up on their plates, and they sniff and look up to me if as to say “Hey what else do you have!”

    I can’t afford a piano, and the kitty toys at Petco bore them to pieces. I really am jealous! Good Luck on animal Planet. Are they filming and showing rather having her perform? Cats dont take to having to do something in front of an audience.

    I am a big fan of Animal Planet, Especially the shows about how the Animal Shelters rescue thousands of dogs, cats, horses, and restore them to health. I always send a donation.

    Judith Krummeck
    Bay Shore New York

  3. Tammy

    Wow! How exciting this must have been for you and your people! You’re truly a star (as if you weren’t before!) We’ll look forward to hearing when we can see you on Animal Planet!

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