Monday, April 27, 2009

Starlight on a gray day

So, it happened like this. Many moons ago She had an email from a tv company who were making a program about cats. They wanted to know if we would walk with their presenter. They wanted to know if we would walk for cameras. She said, "I don't know. I will ask them." So She asked us and we said we might and She phoned them, and passed our message on.
Next the Lucy lady came. The sun shone on a blue sky day and we walked up the hill and charmed the Lucy lady. Away She went and a date was made, but then the presenter lady had to go and have tea with the Queen. Imagine, turning down walking with us to go and have tea with the Queen. Well, a cat can look at a king they say, though why one would want to we can't imagine. Surely a better saying would be that a king can look at a cat? Anyway, we forgave her, and another date was made, this time the Queen had tea with someone else.
On Wednesday morning the sun did not shine but the lady came, and brought cameras and sound, lots of people and they all went into Her studio and we were invited in too. Now, usually if we sneak in to give Her a hand She chases us out and rude words are spoken, so imagine our delight when She was all welcoming words and cuddles and treats.
She talked a lot of nonsense about painting and books and we prowled around and had treats and walked over books and looked bright and orange and beautiful for the cameras. And the lady was beautiful and elegant and feline with a voice as smooth as milk.
Then after a while it was time to walk, up the green lane and over the hill, slow walking, Maurice was shy, but at the top of the hill we sat together in the shadow of the wind. And though it was gray the view was beautiful. And though it was gray the violets shone in the grass and the gorse glowed golden. And though it was gray the presenter lady shone like a rainbow star. Because she is. A star.













And they tell us that the program, all about cats, is called Catwoman and will be on television in September.

28 comments:

Val said...

How lovely...that's excellent!
Beautiful writing and a lovely guest..thank you for sharing it, life is a little stressful at the moment and your writing made me smile a broad smile THANK YOU

jamjar said...

Goodness! I expect she was rather starstruck by such famous cats, look forward to watching the results.

loulou said...

Fantastic! It's looks like she was completely charmed by you!
Can't wait to watch it!

Griffin said...

Coo! An Avenger with the three musketeers! She is sooo lucky to be with the Ginger three! Gorgeous pictures too. She is very brave to be seen with cats when everyone knows that cats are more beautiful than humans!

quiltcat said...

What an interesting story, and what lovely pictures! It looks like the three gingers were literally all over the lady (perhaps she had rubbed herself with catnip or eau de roast beef?), and we think we see Bella and Rosie's snouts in the pictures, trying to get attention, too! It's a good thing the gingers are such sociable cats instead of hiding like many others might with strangers and strange equipment around.

Joanna Dover said...

What fun! I don't suppose I will see it - being in the States and all. But my parents live in the UK, and have sadly just lost their beloved cat, so I will tell them to look out for it, in September!

Erin said...

oh my...look at you all being all pretty and attentive to the catwoman ^..^
so you are going to be in pictures...talkies...hmmm, need an agent ^..^
i can hop aboard the next plane...and i do travel with oodles of treats ^..^

Casey said...

How great (or should I say "absolutely fabulous"?)to be filmed for TV! Maybe it will be on YouTube so I can watch it in Michigan.

NAL said...

What a nice time you all had!

Here's hoping there is some way we can see the broadcast in the US!

Cheers!
NAL

ChrisJ said...

Oh I can tell that she is a lovely lady, just look how all the cats -- and dog love her! Wish I could see her program in September, but it will probably not be shown over here.

kiwirach said...

oh wow!....that was what i uttered as i scrolled down and saw the picture of those beautiful cats and 'the lady'. i shall look forward to watching the program in sept.

Marjorie Dawson said...

Is it REALLY her!??!?!?

Oh wow, I'm surprised you were not totally starstruck. I always thought she might be a really nice person.

Ikaika said...

I have no doubt you charmed the lady! Who isn't charmed by the beauty of your gingerness?

Purrs...

Jennifer Rose said...

def. going to have to keep my eyes open for this :)

anne said...

So looking forward to it being on telly - but am struck by the wonderful colours - yellow furze/gorse, red head scarf and the wonderful gingerness!

Maggie Marsland said...

FANTASTIC, JACKIE!!!!! SO PLEASED FOR YOU. WHAT A COUP! AND WHAT A LOVELY LADY. WE DO SO ADMIRE HER. GOD WE'RE SO IMPRESSED!!!

MAGGIE & ROGER MARSLAND XXXX

Jessie Lilac said...

How exciting - I can't wait! I love the programmes Joanna Lumley makes and an added big bonus of it being about you too!x

Magic Cochin said...

OOOOOOOoooooo! how Ab Fab! We're looking forward to sitting with the boss and watching you walk with the lovely lady.

The studio assistants
xx

petoskystone said...

who needs the sun when the gingers glow as bright as the sun & moon? what amazing felines you gingers are! hope the show is released on bbcamerica, hulu.com.or to dvd....

Shammickite said...

I wish I could see the program, but if it ever comes to canadian TV, it will be in about 4 years time! La Lumley is as beautiful as ever! And so are the gingers.

Rusty geiger & Sporran said...

Dinah did some work (a long time ago) with The Lovely Lady and yes, she is charming.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

So kind of you to let the lady and all those followers to accompany you on your patrols. She does look smitten with all the gingerness!!!!

Lyn said...

Meiowww!
^. .^
=!=

panther said...

Joanna Lumley has always been a big fave of mine-and I don't DO celebs as such, i think the celeb culture is horrid. And now you tell me she is making a programme all about CATS ? The woman deserves a medal. Lots of medals, in fact.

If I ever want an attractive, articulate, intelligent, passionate and just hands-down lovely person to champion a cause, I'll be contacting Joanna :)

Nan and =^..^= said...

Yesterday, we were at our little local library looking for dvd's to take out and I spotted "Coming Home". Having read the book, I chose that one and my husband picked a few others.
When I actually looked at the cover, I was astonished to see Joanna Lumley! I had not been familiar with her until I saw her on we three cats with Pixie and Maurice!

The Curious Cat said...

I want to see this I want to see this!!!

warren said...

Joanna is also visiting Cat Shows across the Country - there are some more pictures of her here if you would like to see them:

http://www.catplanet.co.uk/The-Supreme-Cat-Show-2008-22/11/08/Joanna-Lumley-films-new-TV-Programme-at-The-Supreme-Cat-Show-2008.html

and here

http://www.catplanet.co.uk/The-TICA-Alliance-Titleist-Show-May-2009/The-TICA-Alliance-Title-ist-Show-May-2009-Joanna-Lumley.html

I cant wait to see the programme!

Life of Cattoo said...

You three ginger cats are very handsome in-deed :-)

Wow what an amazing opportunity to meet Joanna lumley, she is someone I would love to meet for a cuppa or two :-)

'Cat Women' is on ITV1 this Sunday at 7pm!