The CATalyst: Cats Purr Over TV Exposure

When several of us got to together to form what is now called the CATalyst Council, our self- proclaimed mission was to elevate the status of cats. It seems some Hollywood stars are united — if unknowingly — in helping us to achieve that mission.

On the NBC show “The Voice,” watch when the camera zooms into judge Cee Lo Green to offer commentary. You’ll see Green stroking a gorgeous Persian cat named Purrfect like the man just stepped out of the James Bond film “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery.

My editors here and some of you have asked for my thoughts about what amounts to a living lap prop. As long as the cat is well cared for on the set, isn’t stressed by being there (and from the looks of it, Purrfect seems perfectly content) and is well cared for at home, I have no problem with it. Green by all accounts cares for this cat.

On “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on March 26, Carson Daly, host of “The Voice” said, “I don’t know where Purrfect the cat came from.” I’m not sure what the message is – if even there is one. But I have noticed that as he’s petting Purrfect, Green seems calm, his voice softens and he smiles a lot. It’s what happens when we pet cats.

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