A Violinist’s Cat Doesn’t Like Being on the Floor, So She Improvised
More like a fanny cat. Or catty pack?
Rémila the rescue kitten doesn’t like spending time on the floor, which was a bit of a problem for French violinist Esther Abrami.
Usually, you need both arms and hands to play the violin at a high level. No kittens allowed. Abrami had a solution: When it was time to practice, she put Rémila in a fanny pack fastened around her waist.
As she plays, you can see the kitten look up at mom and even attempts to paw her bow arm a couple times. As the video shows, Rémila eventually passed out, hanging halfway out of her new perch 30 minutes into her own personal concert. (She must’ve read our story on how cats can relax to certain music. Thanks for reading, Esther!)
According to the Daily Mail, Rémila was abandoned and then taken in by a cat shelter, Association Féli-Cité, where Abrami also works.
“I’m happy to say that after seven days of milk bottles and constant cuddles, Rémila has now become one of the friendliest cats I’ve ever seen. She follows me absolutely everywhere around the house and refuses to be left alone on the floor,” she tells the website.
Good for Abramie, who gets to practice; good for Rémila, who gets some sleep; and good for us, who get to listen to good music and enjoy the exploits of a cute kitten. Win-win-win.