I and my purrsonal assistants, Betsy and Burnell, were filmed and interviewed recently by ABC News. You can check out the broadcast below. It was so great meeting journalist Matteo Iadonisi, and I played quite a bit for him. Burnell and Betsy did alright, too, answering questions. Myself, I prefer the language of music.
Click the link below to watch the video:
Jenny, on the right, has been trying to be a snuggle buddy with me for years, maybe even a decade. I, however, have a well-earned reputation as a diva who does not seek the company of other cats. But Jenny has been patiently relentless in her attempts to be close to me. About a year ago, I softened to her advances, as you can see from this photo. I am truly adored. The high price of fame!
I sometimes get accused of being a diva, of being bossy or, believe it or not, self-indulgent. We media stars all get criticized for taking centerstage and enjoying it. But as a bright star, I was born to shine.
Case in point: the photograph below. Even though I am a gray cat surrounded by color, I stand out. I command attention. I shine.
Today I got a Skype call from composer/conductor Mindaugas Piečaitis, the composer of CATcerto – all the way from Lithuania. He needed Betsy to setup and tryout a Skype connection, which will be used so that she and I can interact with the audience in Lithuania on March 6th, 2019 when Maestro Piecaitis conducts the Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra in a 10th Anniversary performance of CATcerto. If you have not yet seen CATcerto, and can’t make the March 6th concert in Lithuania, you can check out the premier performance on YouTube at ?<https://youtu.be/zeoT66v4EHg>. And yes, that’s me appearing on the big screen. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years. Enjoy! (That’s Burnell’s iPad in the foreground, and Maestro Piecaitis’ voice on the short video below.)
Time to let the world know I have your support as I move toward the Oval Office, grand piano in tow.
You can get your very own “Nora For President” tee by clicking the link below. Other styles and colors available. Buttons and stickers, too.
I have one myself, and I have to say it was very cool the first time B & B were away and they used the app on the iPhone to turn on and connect to the Petcube. First I heard their voices calling my name, then I saw the laser dot moving on the oriental rug surrounding my piano. Play time! No, not the piano, but a game of catch-the-dot even though they were over a hundred miles away at the time. After a while, I understood that the little silver cube was somehow connected to the voices and the red dot. So, when I heard it come on, I’d immediately run to it and wait for the game to begin. That’s how smart I am. And you thought I was just a pretty face with piano skills!
Nora The Piano Cat
Imagine my surprise to wake to the news of the first feline nominee for President of the United States. Well, obviously they’re talking about me. Who else, right? Guess I’ll need to have a serious talk with my purrsonal assistants about keeping me in the loop on these things. But I look forward to the campaign ahead and the election in the fall.
My platform? 1) Guaranteed vetcare for all. 2) Continued and expanded funding of shelters, pet adoption, and spay & neuter programs. 3) Greater exposure to music and other creative arts for all so inclined. 4) Lots of treats.
Elect me in November and I will work tirelessly to insure that every cat and kitten is placed in a loving home, so that no cat or kitten will ever go to sleep hungry, cold, or frightened. And, of course, I will continue to play the piano and generally amaze all who are fortunate enough to score an audience with the diva.
Nora The Piano Cat
What is “The Purring Quest”? Read this description from the Valhalla Cats website:
“Have you ever wanted to be a cat?, you will be able, thanks to the aventure platformer The Purring Quest. Take on the role of Kimchi the cat and meet famous cats of the internet in a journey full of humor. Enjoy the detailed hand drawn graphics and the smooth animations made by a veteran traditional animator with experience in major studies like Disney and Warner.
A percentage of the profits will go directly to various animal welfare associations. So in addition to enjoying the game, you are contributing to a good cause.”
And, of course, I am one of the internet cats that Kimchi the cat meets on his quest.
Want more info? Want to purchase the game? Check out this link. Available for PC.