If you have a particularly talkative cat in your house, the kind of family member who meows when he desires a treat or chatters when he wants to go outside or greowls when he immediately wants to come back inside, then you know that felines are incredibly vocal creatures. (And, yes, a "greowl" is the point where a growl meets a meow.)
But a lot of cats, those without homes, and those needing some true TLC in all the ways, can't hop onto your coffeetable or lap and tell you all their woes. They require a larger megaphone, one that that comes with a few stars and some splash, and they find it each year at CATbaret.
The feline fundraiser will gracefully land, paws-side down, at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats is the organizer, and the celebrities set to show are more plentiful than clowder of cats gathering near a human proffering treats. Funny people like Elaine Hendrix, and Fred Willard, and Nicole Sullivan will be in the house, with more cat-loving luminaries set to show.
A goal of the evening? Help cats. Consider that "100% of the proceeds will benefit the homeless cats of Los Angeles," and the organizers hope to continue working toward making our city fully "no kill" on the sweet kitty front.
Comedy skits, Broadway tunes, rocking tunes, dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance," and other hallmarks of a classic, multi-treat cabaret evening are in store.
Should you bring your own poppet? She best stay at home, cozy in her bed with her favorite feather-mouse-jingle-thingamabob (every cat house has such a treasured, semi-shapeless toy, one that defies adequate description).
But you can tell her, upon arriving home after the CATbaret, what you saw and how you helped other purrers of her ilk.
Surely she'll talk back, with a meow or a greowl? Could it be a word of thanks? Felinests — or cat lovers, if you prefer — can often read the intent in what their cat's meows mean.
If you detect a hint of gratitude, don't be surprised. Helping out animals is greowl-able, indeed.
Tickets, more stars, and general CATbaret purr-a-bility? Swish your tail in this direction.