Bertha's Kitty Boutique
Saturday, June 22, 2002
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(GK: Garrison Keillor; SS: Sue Scott; TR: Tim Russell; FN: Fred Newman; MT: Mark Thompson)

....brought to you by Bertha's Kitty Boutique. (THEME)

SS: Ever since my cat Princess was a kitten, I've known that she is gifted. She just has a sort of intelligence and awareness that is just way beyond most cats. That's why I don't let her run around with cats in the neighborhood: she really needs cats who are on her level ---- and thanks to the Cat Connection at Bertha's, I've been able to make some good play dates for her. The Cat Connection is a computer cat-matching service that lets me look at a number of cats and find ones that are appropriate for mine. Some of their owners are dumber than dirt, but that's okay. I just want what's right for my cat.

GK: ---- doesn't everyone? Bertha's Kitty Boutique. For persons who care about cats.

GK: Summer is not your cat's best time. (DEPRESSED MEOW) It's hot and sometimes your cat gives you this pitiful look as if he wishes he could find the zipper and get out of this thing. (MOURNFUL MEOW) But your cat improves when you bring home a cat video from Bertha's. A video with birdies in it (VARIOUS BIRDS), birdies flying around and sitting on low branches, what cats call "The Snack Bar" (MEOW) and squirrels (SQUIRREL) running to and fro ---- your cat (MEOW) won't take its eyes off the screen. And then comes the educational part. There on the screen is a bad kitty who spreads her kitty litter all over the (CAT SCRATCHING) kitchen floor and sharpens her nails on the couch (RIPPING BY NAILS) (MEOW, UH OH) and then she goes outside and a giant condor (CONDOR) comes down (BIG WINGS FLAPPING) and takes that cat away (CONDOR) ----- it's a video that gives your cat something to think about (THOUGHTFUL MEOW). Entertainment with a moral. (THOUGHTFUL MEOW). From Bertha's Kitty Boutique….. For persons who care about cats…..(BKB THEME)

GK: ---- Bertha's Kitty Boutique. For persons who care about cats.

© Garrison Keillor 2002

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