That’s right, PussyCat! We’re going back! …
|Me and Tamar of I Have Cat|
Cynthia: So Marcy, it’s been almost a week since the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival came to town.
Marcy: So you’ve finally calmed down and are going to bore us with a summary?
Cynthia: So… yes.
Marcy: Hang on while I get some catnip to dull the pain.
Cynthia waits while Marcy eats her catnip.
Marcy: Okay. So what are your thoughtful thoughts?
Cynthia: Just this. I have never in my life been in a place…With so many people… Who were all so happy… At the same time. And all because… Of cats. I can’t get over it.
Marcy: Whatever. So did you meet Lil Bub and her dude, Mike?
Cynthia: I did.
|Interviewing Lil Bub and her dude, Mike|
Marcy: Gasp! Did you ask him if I could be his kitty?
Cynthia: Funny you should ask. Everyone is in love with Mike. I can’t tell you how many of our readers wanted to know if Mike was single. Well, he told me he’s not. He’s engaged! He said he met his fiancee the same day that Lil Bub met Grumpy Cat! (Super happy for you, Mike!)
Marcy: I’m not surprised. Mike is cute, sweet, has bad ass tattoos and a recording studio, adores his cats, and raises money for cat rescue. He’s the kind of guy girls go gaga over.
Cynthia: All of the money Mike gets for his Meet-n-Greets goes to cat rescue. You should have seen the line to get in to see Lil Bub. It was hours long. I’ve never seen anything like it. And the merchandise they were selling was going quick quick quick.
Marcy (greedily): We need to start working on our own cat tshirts.
Cynthia: Marcy, everyone was so smiley and so giddy. And so eager to talk about their love of cats or what cute cat attire they had on, or what cute cats they had in their arms.
|Cute Guy with Cute Kittens|
Cynthia: There were cat art vendors, cat cafe startups, cat face painters, cool cat supply vendors, and most importantly; loads of cat rescue groups adopting out cats and giving out information on TNR (trap/neuter/return) and other resources.
I got a drawing of you, Marcy, from Steve of I Want To Draw A Cat For You. He’s another one who was busy all day long.
Marcy: Awesome. We need to do a separate post about that later.
|Kate Benjamin of Haus Panther and a new book with Jackson Galaxy
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)
Cynthia: I got to meet the stars of the cat world and some of my own favorite and inspirational bloggers and cat website owners. Every single person I met was happy to be spending their Sunday amongst cat people. And, many people I talked to agreed that this cat fanaticism isn’t a passing fad. It’s here to stay…
|Cynthia and Denise Dibetta of Pussy Tales|
Cynthia trails off, lost in thought.
Marcy: So? Is that it?
Cynthia (confused): Well. Yes. Maybe I’m not thinking clearly because I am still so bowled over by the energetic happy creative vibe that the festival generated. I mean… people love cats so much that it really does alter their chemistry. You can feel it. There’s something to that. Sorry, I know I’m not making any sense.
Marcy (wide-eyed): It makes perfect sense.
Marcy excitedly gets up to leave the room.
Cynthia: Where are you going?
Marcy: I have to call the Mothership and tell them that cats are thisclose to total world domination. I think sending Lil Bub to help hypnotize you humans helped greatly. And, possibly give the CATBEL PRIZE to the guy who invented the internet which enabled you humans to stare at cat videos for hours on end.
Marcy rushes off to call the spaceship. Or something.
*Thank you so much to Organikat for sponsoring such a fantastic event! Come back to Los Angeles next year, please!
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|Cats in Clothes by Heather Mattoon
an exhibitor at LA Feline Film Festival
Cynthia: Only that I will be covering both at the LA Feline Film Festival this Sunday at Exposition Park.
Celebrity Guest at LA Feline Film Festival
Marcy: You’re going to meet Lil Bub?
Cynthia: Yes. Are you sure you don’t want to come with me, Marcy? You could ask Lil Bub how she got so famous. Maybe she could give you some pointers.
Marcy: I don’t need pointers from her. She’s not a cat.
Cynthia: Ummm… Yes she is.
Marcy: No. She’s not.
Cynthia: Yes. She is.
Marcy stares at Cindy and whips her tail back and forth.
Marcy: Then why – after all these years – does she still have those cute kitten features you humans go gaga over?
Cynthia: Because she has genetic mutations that make her a “perma-kitten.” Plus, she’s a dwarf kitty which means her legs are shorter than her body.
Marcy: Right. And she doesn’t have teeth and can’t jump or meow.
Cynthia: That’s right. And she’s got extra toes on each paw as well as opposable thumbs on her front paws.
Marcy: SHE HAS OPPOSABLE THUMBS AND YOU STILL THINK SHE’S A CAT?
Cynthia looks confused.
Marcy: OPPOSABLE THUMBS, CINDY. OPPOSABLE THUMBS.
Cynthia: Oh. You’re just jealous.
Cynthia: Besides, Lil Bub and cat fashion, the LA Feline Film Festival will also have music by Pink Nylon, Bullet Made Statues, Alex Nestor, Lucy Langlas, and Tarra Layne.
|Henri by Pamela Baron Designs
an exhibitor at LA Feline Film Festival
Marcy: Gasp. My French boyfriend, Henri Le Chat Noir, is going to be there too?
Cynthia: No. Just his filmmaker. I think Henri hates other cats and cat fanatics as much as you do.
Marcy: Sigh… he’s sooooo dreamy and soooooo French.
*Hey Awesome Readers!
Do you have any questions you would like me to ask Lil Bub?
Also, if you are attending the festival please let me know so we can meet up!
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Marcy: Are those the guys that wrote the song to Shark Cat that you play over and over and over again?
Cynthia: That’s them! Shark Cat is a “cool cat” kind of song while this one is… just… adorable. Both are incredibly catchy and create “perma-grin”. Much in the same way that Lil Bub is a “perma-kitten”. I dare you to listen to either song and not smile for the rest of the day.
Macy: I am a moody cat, Cindy. Also, I am French. I do not smile at inane American cats with their tongues hanging out and think it’s “adorable”.
Cynthia: You are impossible, Marcy. Also, you are not French. Okay. Whatever. How about you look at Lil Bub’s dude, Mike, while you listen to the super duper Brunswick Project.
|Lil Bub’s dude, Mike|
Marcy: Gasp… What a hottie! Do you think he’d let me be his kitty?
Cynthia: There is just something so sexy about men who love cats!
Cynthia: Men are finally catching on. Hey – let’s play the song again.
Cynthia presses play. Marcy and Cynthia happily sing along to Lil Bub: The Song, by Brunswick Project over and over and over and over again.
“Lil Bub… we’re in love… with your crazy little mug”