Allegra’s World: I’m going to be famous!


There was a lot of excitement at our house last week when I was contacted by a British production company making a special for National Geographic, provisionally called “The Wild Side of Cats.” The program looks at the behavior of domestic cats and examines how that compares to big cat behaviour in the wild.

The production company came across a video clip that I shot of Allegra testing the new Imperial Cat Scratch ‘n Shapes Sofa Scratcher Chaise. I always knew Allegra was a world-champion scratcher, but apparently, her technique in the video clip is so perfect that they might use it for the special they’re filming.

Allegra hasn’t let her potential fame go to her head. She still deigns to spend time with Ruby and me, and aside from occasional remarks such as “I should be fed first, because I’m going to be famous,” she’s taken things in stride.

If the clip will be used, we’ll receive a DVD of the show, and of course, Allegra will make sure that her PR peeps (translate: me) will notify you if and when the show will be aired. In the meantime, all requests for interviews and public appearances should be directed to me.

Here’s the video with the apparent star-making potential:


January 17, 2013 update: we just received confirmation from the production company that the clip will, indeed, be used for the show!

33 Comments on Allegra’s World: I’m going to be famous!

  1. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie
    January 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm (7 years ago)

    FaRADaY: *jumping up & down* That is SOOOO COOL! We’s friends wif a MOOOVIE STAR!

    • Ingrid
      January 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm (7 years ago)

      Allegra promises she won’t forget all her friends, no matter how famous she gets!

  2. Bobbi Hahn
    January 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh, Ingrid, what fantastic news! Congratulations, Allegra – I hope you’ll remember all of us “little people” when you become famous!

    • Ingrid
      January 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm (7 years ago)

      Ruby and I will do our best to keep her humble, Bobbi. 🙂

    • Ingrid
      January 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you!

  3. Tami Amburn
    January 17, 2013 at 11:56 am (7 years ago)

    She is awesome and already famous…Right?!?

    • Ingrid
      January 17, 2013 at 12:47 pm (7 years ago)

      She thinks so, Tami! 🙂

  4. toni / rctees
    January 17, 2013 at 8:15 am (7 years ago)

    Allegra’s already a star….this is just confirmation!
    Fingers and anything else I can get crossed, she makes the cut!!

    Head noogies for both girls…and a pat on the back for you too Ingrid : )

  5. ConnieMarie
    September 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm (8 years ago)

    These look nice the ones I’ve been getting from a local store my cats tear apart too easy.
    These are prettier also. If they don’t have one they like my bed. Which is a no no.


    • Ingrid
      September 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm (8 years ago)

      Allegra says thank you, ConnieMarie! Check out today’s post, we’re giving one of these scratchers away to one lucky reader.

  6. Chris Davis
    August 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm (8 years ago)

    This is so exciting – keep us posted!

  7. Bernadette
    August 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Allegra, next you’ll be teaching humans how to make their cats happy! We think your mom should feed you first anyway, because. Just wondering when your mom started spelling behavior with a “u”…?

    • Ingrid
      August 23, 2012 at 6:25 am (8 years ago)

      LOL Bernadette! I fixed the typo. But after all, it is a British program 🙂

  8. Bobbi Hahn
    August 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh, my goodness – a Star is born! (And we’ll all be able to say we knew her when . . .) Congratulations!

  9. Esme
    August 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Allegra-how exciting and National Geographic to boot. I am proud of you little girl.

  10. Glogirly and Katie
    August 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm (8 years ago)

    BIG Congrats, Allegra!!! That is SO cool! Paws crossed that you’ll be rich and famous! …well, at least famous. heh heh

    Watch out for that Cesar Milan…
    ; ) Katie

  11. Ingrid
    August 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for all the congratulations. My budding movie star is taking a nap, but she passes her thanks on to all of you!

  12. Connie
    August 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm (8 years ago)

    Congrats! I hope they do use it.

  13. Rebecca
    August 22, 2012 at 11:07 am (8 years ago)

    Whoo Hoo for Allegra

  14. Robin Olson
    August 22, 2012 at 10:44 am (8 years ago)

    Great news! I hope it works out! I’ll need a pawtographed copy of course! Maybe it can be your next giveaway?


  15. toni / rctees
    August 22, 2012 at 9:51 am (8 years ago)

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer person…and kitty.
    Congrats Ingrid and Allegra!!

  16. Caren Gittleman
    August 22, 2012 at 9:50 am (8 years ago)

    That’s great!!! Glad to see that they contacted you BEFORE they would steal the video 🙂

  17. Jenny | Floppycats
    August 22, 2012 at 9:46 am (8 years ago)

    Congratulations, Allegra and Ingrid – How fun is that? We look forward to seeing the clip on National Geo!

  18. Bopeeps
    August 22, 2012 at 9:23 am (8 years ago)

    Congrats! A movie star in the making. Shes a pro at that thing.

    Ingrid, question. I always get confused who is Ruby and who is Allegra when looking at their pics. Can you give me a heads up with something that distinguishes so that I know right away. Thanks


    • Ingrid
      August 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm (8 years ago)

      Diana, if you look at the header, that’s Allegra on the left, and Ruby on the right. Allegra has the tan bib with the white spot in the center. She also has one tan eyebrow. Ruby has a tan spot on her right cheek (although you can’t see it very well in this particular photo). Does this help?

      • Bopeeps
        August 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm (8 years ago)

        Yes, thanks. Allegra=tan eyebrow. Got it.

  19. Marg
    August 22, 2012 at 7:27 am (8 years ago)

    That is very exciting news Allegra.We sure hope you get to be on the program. You are doing such a good job with that scratcher. Take care.


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