Let's talk Synchroncatiity!
You know, meaningful coincidences that keep popping up in the life of Daddy Kiril and, by extension, ourselves, and are somehow cat related.
This past Wednesday another such instance occurred!
Last month Daddy Kiril attended and read at an open mic poetry even for the first time since before we moved to Houston in 2012:
The weekly Write About Now Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic on the stage at the popular AvantGarden Social Patio Bar & Lounge, in the Montrose District of Houston, TX....
You can read about his experience and see photos of the inside and outside of the venue, here.
It goes without saying that Daddy's performance was very well received.
Well, he finally had the chance to make a return and chose to dress up in his paw print suspenders, stick our old "MEOW!Ask Me About the Most Opinionated Pussycats in America" name badge on his shirt and share 3 poems by Nikita!
What he did not expect was who would greet him when he walked in the room...
He had not encountered her in either of his visits, last month, and no-one knew he was going to share feline poetry this night, yet there she was approaching him with evident recognition of him being a kindred spirit and with curiosity to meet and welcome him to her home with open paws.
Daddy learned she is about 10 years old and has called this business and its grounds home for almost as long as she has been alive.
She walked comfortably and unafraid, around the room, the clear Queen of All She Surveyed, worshiped by all humans who encountered her.
While she didn't speak to him, with all the humans around, she let him give her a chin scritch and belly rub....
as well as a back rub.
Most importantly she let him know, in 2 ways, that she knew who he was...the human caretaker of the Texian Tuxedo, the human whose cats write The Opinionated Pussycat blog, poets and storytellers in our own right...
She gave him a high 5 with her right front paw and spent a few minutes sitting in a chair at his table.
It was the intent of Daddy Kiril to introduce the poetry lovers of Houston to our brand of feline themed poetry and storytelling; and what better way to do so than by paying tribute to the original Opinionated Pussycat by reading three of his works...
The poems shared were these:
The Ballad of Catigan's Mile - a piece about a bunch of lost kitties.
Hiss! I had None - a piece about the, all important, food bowl.
Undercat! - a piece about a feline super hero.
The audience laughed and applauded, clearly amused by the premise of each piece and my performance of them.
The best thing was that he noticed that Miss Negra didn't call it a night until he was done with his performance, thus joining the human audience in showing her support and enjoyment of his readings.
I invite you to read Daddy Kiril's full report on the night, with a few more photos of him on stage, here.