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Friday, 14 March 2008

Lord of the Dance

Good news - the Tower is fixed........
Photo by Karl
Phew! A word to all kitties - don't play Thundering Herds of Elephants there, whatever you do! Hope that also meas we can go back to visit Italy without fear of being arrested. Now Opus and Roscoe can heave a BIG sigh of relief since they have to return and, being associated with the Mafia and all, wouldn't want to be implicated in the charge of sabotaging a national monument.

Bright and early we made our way to the Blarney Castle in our flying bus.

Photo by Sassy
l. to r. Emil, Stanley, Asta, Roscoe, Momo-dog, Karl, Charybdis, Scylla, Charlie standing behind little Pinot, Ruis, Socks, Momo, Opus, Sassy, Mrs. Oz

It is a medieval castle situated near Cork, near the River Martin. The original castle dates before 1200 AD but was destroyed in 1446 and rebuilt by Dermot McCarthy, the King of Munster. At the top of the partly ruined castle is the famous Blarney Stone which is said to give the gift of eloquence. You have to be positioned upside down to kiss it though. I talk far too much already, so kissing it would be superfluous.

On the way back, we stopped at the pub. Ever heard of visiting Ireland without going to the pub? The publican was very nice and allowed little Pinot to come in with us. Being responsible kitties we wouldn't let him have any alcohol, just green cordial.

Photo by Asta
Back row, l. to r. - Stanley, Mrs. Oz, Roscoe, Sassy, Momo-kitty, Socks, Emil
Left of the table - Opus
Front, l. to r. - Momo-dog, Pinot, Scylla and Charybdis, Ruis, Karl, Asta, Charlie at the corner

Then it's time to get ready for the evening's performance. Now, efurryone must have heard of the long-running, spectacular Irish dance show "Lord of the Dance". It was created, choreographed, produced by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley, who was also its star. Music to the show was written by Ronan Hardiman. It premiered on July 2, 1996 at the Point Theatre in Dublin and no less than 4 of its troupes are still touring the world.

The story follows the character "Lord of the Dance" and his fight against the evil dark lord "Don Dorcha" from taking over Planet Ireland. The Lord of the Dance defeats his invasion with a little help from a little spirit. The stories are based on Irish folklores with some biblical references.

When Micheal Flately heard that we were coming, he invited us and in particular, Roscoe and Opus, to be the guest star performers....

Posters by Sassy
Of course, on the night all were entranced by the boys' supberb performance at the Point Theatre..............

l. to r. Pinot, Opus, Socks, Roscoe (lead), Karl, Ruis, Stanley, Emil

l. to r. Mrs Oz, Momo-dog, Momo-kitty, Asta, Roscoe (lead), Scylla, Charlie, Sassy, Charybdis

Both photos by Opus and Roscoe with editing by Momo-kitty. We had so many encore requests that we were absolutely tired out, but elated, at the end of the night. Well done, Opus and Roscoe!!!! Great job, efurryone!!!!!!

Dance, Dance, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said He, I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, I'll lead you all in the dance, said He ..............

echoing in our heads as we dropped off to sleep.

Till tomorrow.....................

Furries taking part in thuis adventure include:
Kitties - Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies - Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.


MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

OH HOW WONDERFUL to be in the land of Green for the famouse holiday!!! I iwll follow your sotries with glee while you are away and my only wish is that I could have come along too. I did not know you were going...enjoy and please take good care of yourselves!
Nice fix on the tower by the way!!!!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Excellent! We are glad that the Tower is fixed!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

OMG those photos are so great! Especially the dancing ones!

Very cute!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Tip toe through the shamrocks...
enjoying the trip to the land of the Irish; you are very good tour guides.

The Meezers said...

how wonderful! you guys is hafing a great advenchur! we wish we was wif you!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Tah dahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We all did such a great job at the show! I am so proud of each and everyone of us! Now there have been rumors that I put a fish in front of Michael's dressing door, just so he would slip and hurt himself (deep breath) and then I, Roscoe the mastermind, could take his place in the shoe (deep breath) but we all know that I am much to sweet and simple to come up with such a brilliant plan. Right? (wink)

WONDERFUL day! I shall be dreaming about my moment in the sun for many many cat naps!


OPUS: Hasn't Roscoe used up all of his fifteen minutes of fame, YET?????? Wonderful day all. Can't wait to see what is next. Thanks for the story behind the show Momo. That was really interesting.

Opus O'Tinytail

Cat Naps in Italy said...

PS. I meant to say that I could take Michael's place in the SHOW, not shoe. But I guess I took his place in the shoe (or shoes) as well! Tee hee!


Cat Naps in Italy said...

Great job on fixing the broken tower of Pisa. Maybe the cops will get off our tails now!

Alasandra said...

We have finally gotten our post up. Our secretary is a sleepyhead when the Daddy bean is home.

Roscoe & Opus we are thrilled to know kitties that are so talented and famous.

MoMo thank you for telling us the Lord of the Dance story. We will be by to visit everyone ASAP.

Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Wow, you did a great job fixing the Tower!

The photos are amazing and beautiful!

Jan said...

We are so glad the tower is fixed so you can return to Italy and break something else in the future. :)

Looks like you're having loads of fun there. Wonderful adventure.


Sassy Kat said...

What a wonderful trip! The boys looked so professional up on the stage keeping the rest of the dancers in step with them. I hear that they had a ten minute standing ovation. Bravo, encore, we want more. I am still not going to think about that tower thing. I do hope so that we didn't have anything to do with the problem of the fallen tower of Pisa.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad that you go the Tower fixed. I am sure no one will notice...

Asta said...

I'm so happy the towew is fixed,,the dancing was the most bwilliant..I weally thik Opus and Roscoe awe amazing!!
It was nice to welax and be at the pub too..
We'we having such a bwiliant time..Stanley is dazzled by it all
smoochie kisses,Asta

PB & J said...

We're so glad to hear that you'll be allowed back to Italy now that the tower is repaired!

Mickey said...

WOW!!! Good thing you fixed the Tower! It looks better too :)
You guys are really taking over,heh,heh,heh!! How's the Irish coffee ?

Purrs Mickey

Anonymous said...

Oh, we know Roscoe a little..., and we encountered him in the hall and he smelled fishy, hahaha.

Karl & Ruis

Parker said...

I hope you guys keep having a lot of fun and that you don't get into trouble!

Momo & Pinot said...

Ohhhh sissy!!! The tower is fixed??? That is wonderful!!

Momo & Pinot

topcatrules said...

Oh my - look at you! Great pics!

Asta said...

Momo sissy
I am dwopping with fatigue, butI'll be weady fow tommowwow aftew a good nights' sneep..the bed in the little cottage is vewy comfy, and the guiness helps too hehehe,
smoochie kisses,Asta

Asta said...

I'm so sowwy fow all the twouble my bloggie and peemail awe causing..I'm twying to find out what the pwoblem is, and haven't gotten vewy faw except I know the only one that wowks sometimes is gekroon@gmail.com..I finally got the pics fwom munich..I don't know if I can go, but I'll twy..I haven't been able to talk to Stanley eithew
smoochie kisses,Asta siss