Service Dog Gets Caught Up in “Cats” and Joins Cast On Stage

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
An enthusiastic service dog decided to take on the Broadway’s spectacular hit, “Cats,” in a New York theater, prompting many to wonder if it’s time to let pooches on the stage.

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Broadway phenomenon, “Cats” is running at the Neil Simon Theater in New York until it makes its final Broadway curtain call on December 30 of this year.

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Fans (including me! It’s my favorite!) have found ‘Cats’ to really be the cat’s meow for years, but at a recent performance, one fan decided to take it to the next level by going after featured JellyCat Bombalurina, played by actress Mackenzie Warren.

This wasn’t any old fan, though. This was a fan of the canine variety, a service dog who got away from its owner and decided to give the kitties a word or two.

The performance was stopped, while a fast-thinking dog-catcher usher ran after the dog, and rallied him off the stage and back to his owner. Spokespeople for the musical said that the owner was clearly embarrassed, but that no animals or humans were harmed in the whole shebang. Additionally, a spokesperson said this was the first time in the very lengthy history of Cats that a cat really was involved with a dog, though all ended well.

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I’d have to say that kudos should go out to the makeup crew of Cats, as that pup certainly found Bombalurina a kitteh to watch out for. Borrowing from singer Alanis Morisette, it’s a little bit ironic, don’t you think?

Yeah. I really do think! (But hilarious, nonetheless!)

Lori Ennis
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