Tuesday morning. Valentine’s Day.
penelope kitten (squeaking): hi hi.
where things r still weird.
cindy is busy trying to single-handedly fund planned parenthood with her pink pussy bracelets.
our living room is now a one woman macrame factory.
and marcy is busy applying to every category in the westminster
dog cat show.
says she’s going to win “best in show”. or else.
so here i am.
feeling pent upped + pumped upped + positively persistent.
just like awesome claudia from aire flamenco.
(be sure to watch til the end.)
penelope kitten (dramatically squeaking): and now.
(just like claudia).
Penelope Kitten straps on her tap shoes and gets to work to express all her pent-upped and pumped-upped emotions in the form of a flamenco dance. She has the intensity, focus, and adorableness of Batkei’s black cats!
BANG. STOMP STOMP STOMP. BANG. CRASH.
penelope kitten (squeaking): ow.
BANG. STOMP STOMP STOMP. BANG. CLAP CLAP CLAP. BANG STOMP BANG…
Meanwhile, Downstairs, Cynthia is hunched over her macrame board furiously weaving Pussy Cat Bracelets while Marcy is furiously filling out Westminster Dog Show entries.
Cynthia (not looking up): What do you think she is doing up there? She’s too small to be moving the furniture.
Marcy (distractedly): The real question is if I have a better shot at beating the beagles or the bulldogs? I think both actually. Bloodhounds too. Dumb dogs.
Just then Penelope Kitten very slowly and very dramatically flamenco stomps her way through the living room.
STOMP… (30 second pause)
STOMP… (30 second pause)
She stops center. She whips her head towards the audience, her right paw held high and squeak whispers –
penelope kitten (squeak whispering): duende.
She slinks off – very slowly and very dramatically until she is out of site. And then –
*For more of artist,Batkei, black cat illustrations and to purchase Batkei’s art, click here.
*Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all find your “duende’!
Penelope, would you do the dance again and have someone film it? I can’t stop staring at the dancing cat picture and he’s not even moving. Can you imagine the You Tube sensation? You and Claudia in a dance-off?
And good luck to you, Marcy at Westminster. Will you register as a particular breed? Cathound? Border Catty? French KittenKaboodle? Old English Sheep Cat? Cat Terrier? So many choices.
gotta get my costume first.
OMG that video is great! And I love that dancing cat picture too, it’s awesome!!! Thank you for your toiling for Planned Parenthood! And good luck to Marcy. I like Big Momma’s idea of Marcy registering as an Old English Sheep Cat in honor of her late cousin Shwa 🙂
I’m not old and I’m not English and I don’t look like a sheep. I’m French and fabulous.
Hey, P-Kitty! Love the dancing! Good exercise — not like you need it. You’re very svelte. *whistles nonchalantly*
Good luck, Marcy. I hear Dalmations are REALLY stupid, and you can pull off the black and white thing…
And thanks, C — cool stuff you’re doing. 🙂
cindy wants to take me to her ballet class if she ever goes back. wanna come?
I went Saturday morning… will save you both a space at the barre!!! 🙂
I love Penelope. Seriously. Also, how cool is that flamenco girl?! Flamenco is one of those old art forms, like kabuki theatre, that seems to have evolved into this fixed “traditional” thing, and I love when people like her master those arts and then put a completely new spin on them. Like did you know that there’s a kabuki company adapting Shakespeare?! I’ve only seen the opening sequence of their 12th Night, but it was magical – using kabuki stagecraft they put a boat on stage and had all this mist welling up around it.
Oh, and if you wanna see my cruiser straights, I blogged ’em for you – sorry about the picture quality, though! 😉
Oh my gosh the kabuki Shakespeare sounds incredible!
It’s so interesting how Penelope Kitten has become such a fan favorite and gets so much attention. She’s being featured in another book about black cats coming out soon.
Heading over to your blog to check out your cruisers!!
That Penelope! She’s just so photogenic, I guess! She should employ her election crew to promote HER! Is Marcy maybe a teensy bit jealous? And how does Hamlet feel about dating a celebrity? 🙂
Ha! At this point they are more brother and sister than boyfriend and girlfriend. P is very bossy – sister bossy rather than lover bossy. =^..^=
You are the best! Love the pussy bracelets and tie to PP! Will be buying some now.
Big Kisses to Penelope Kitten!
Awww… thank you!