SEE THEM in ACTION
Check out these behind-the-scenes short videos I took of Samantha
helping her talented Acro-Cats perfect their tricks before the start of
ê In these two videos, rising star Ahi Tuna rings the bell and hits the
applause button: youtube.com/watch?v=Jtx8RtJ_3YM and youtube.
ê Alley the Athlete, who holds the world record for the longest
horizontal cat leap ( 6 feet), takes her time before leaping through
the hoop held by Samantha Martin: youtube.com/watch?v=PhboI
ê Displaying an eagerness to learn, 7-month-old Albacore Tuna
masters leaping over hurdles and jumping through a hoop:
She also fosters shelter cats and
kittens on the tour and has helped find
homes for more than 200. At each show,
a portion of the proceeds are donated to
a local cat rescue organization.
I arrived about three hours before
showtime and was immediately put
to work placing napping cats from the
back of the bus into their designated
carriers and then bringing them onto
the dimly lit stage.
An hour later, about a dozen loyal volunteers appeared and quickly went about
setting up the merchandise table, testing
the sound equipment and catering to the