Thursday, March 10, 2011


Last month Tony and I were looking forward to attending a show by the Amazing Acro-Cats, but it got snowed out.  Tonight the cats returned, and we were there.

We arrived early, and got a seat in the front row on the left side of the stage, where we watched the final setup for the show.  There were nine cat carriers-some on each side of the stage.  We were able to see the faces of the cats on the far side, and occasionally a paw would poke out.  By the time the show started at 7:00 it was standing-room only.

The Acro-Cats are trained by Samantha Martin.   She and her assistant really knew their stuff.  The cats performed a wide variety of tricks on cue.  However, being cats, they didn't always perform as planned, which was funny.  They jumped through hoops and over fences, rode on skateboards, and walked on a tightrope.  At times they were joined by performing rats and a chicken.

At the end of the show the Rock Cats band performed.  The kitties "played" guitars, drums, keyboards, and cowbell.  The only problem was that their stage was at ground level on the far right side, so it was hard for me to see what was going on.  However, I have no doubt that it was cute.  The evening ended with the house lights coming up so the audience could take pictures of the band.

Here's a compilation of some of what we saw:


  1. Wow! I'm surprised you can train a cat to do anything. I just assumed they were too independent to perfomr for a human.

  2. This is cute but it looks like the cats have their trainer trained, she gives them a treat whenever they do anything! lol Cute and I'm amazed that cats can be trained!