Nora the Piano Cat

Canine Culture

Hi everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. I apawlogize for being a day behind. Since it’s Caturday, I asked my feline family members, Jerry Underfoot & Dottie to assist me today. They hunted the interwebs & discovered a rather amazing cat, who is a famous piano player.

Nora is a self confessed “Bossy” cat who was adopted from a shelter in New Jersey. Although she lives with other cats, she pawfers her own company. Her huMom is a piano teacher & after watching many students at the piano, Nora thought she’d give it a go. Her humans put a video of her playing piano on YouTube & it’s had over 6 million views to date. So more videos followed.

CATcerto was the brainchild of Lithuanian conductor, composer & artist Mindaugas Piečaitis. He had the idea to write a concerto inspired by Nora after he watched her videos on YouTube. The world premiere of CATcerto was performed by a Chamber Orchestra in the Klaipėda Concert Hall in Klaipėda (Lithuania) on 5th June, 2009. Mr. Piečaitis conducted, as Nora appeared as guest soloist via pre-recorded video projected onto a large screen behind the orchestra. It’s the first piece of music written for a cat.

The CATcerto has since been performed by orchestra’s all over the world. You can follow Nora on her Facebook page.

Have a pawsome weekend. Stay home & stay safe.

CEO Olivia ❤

International Purple Day 2020

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Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. I know a lot of you are now working from home. I hope you’re still wearing your finest purple, because it’s Purple Day, a global movement to raise epilepsy awareness. 

If you need a break from the interwebs, have some fun with your four legged companion. Dress up in your finest purple or find something purple in your home,  then snap a pic or two. Be creative, jammies are acceptable. BOL! 

Then you can post the pics on my Facebook page, “Oh, The Life of Olivia”. I’ll share them to the Wally Foundation ~ Canine Epilepsy page. For those of you who can, please consider making a donation. 

Stay strong everyone. Stay home if you’ve been asked to.

#plankthecurve

CEO Olivia ❤