From Black Cat to Catoberfest at PLL
Hello Sonoma! Well it looks like summer is officially over and we are now smack dab in the middle of autumn. Being a New England girl, I can honestly say I love fall in the Wine Country. The colors in the vineyards are gorgeous and if I am not mistaken, last longer. And with autumn, comes Halloween and black cats.
Speaking of black cats, I want to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to all who joined us at our third annual Black Cat Cabaret. It was so much fun. Not only were we graced with the exquisite Thelma Houston, whose deeply, soulful voice transcends time and space, but on top of that, the troupe of performers who came from Cirque backgrounds and Teatro Zinzanni who put together a show exclusively for us. We laughed, we cried ... well, mostly we laughed, and then sat in complete amazement as the aerial and cirque-style performers mesmerized us with their unique talents and abilities. And the band ... shut the front door, they were awesome. Led by the cosmically talented Robin Finck and joined by an all-star band of musicianship we have not seen in these parts in a while.
But in addition to all that talent which made the show an absolute smash, we had so many volunteers and folks from the community who came to help bring it all together. A few who I want to mention are the Native Sons of the Golden West. Dean Zellers and the guys watched over us for five nights to make sure all was safe and sound. Villa Terraza who was so generous with the beautiful outdoor furnishings for the reception garden; Sonoma Mission Gardens who gave us the "garden" itself; Ann Jones who lent us the lovely copula pieces; Bene Rather Taylor, our spectacular fire dancer; and lest I forget, the young ladies from the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory who danced their little tales off in a flash mob just before the show started. Event totals have not be finalized, but we'll let you know. Please look for us next year where you know we will bring something new and exciting to our beloved Sonoma.
Coming up this month, we are kicking off Catoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15, with all cats and kittens at $10. Our second wave of kittens are just coming of age and will be ready for adoption soon, so we need to find homes for them all. Adult cats, kitteens and kittens available for adoption to your loving home having been altered, vaccinated, microchipped and given lots of great love to start. Come join us for some polka music, a root beer and the opportunity to have Catoberfest in your house all year round.
Also coming up at the end of the month on Saturday, Oct. 29, is the Pets Lifeline Book Sale. Do you have a pile of books you want to see go to a good home? Bring them down to PLL anytime where we have book drop bins for your convenience. Then join us on Oct. 29 to close out Catoberfest with a warm cuddly feline and a good book or two. What could be better than that?
Ciao bellas. Until we meet again, be kind to all creatures big and small.