Allegra Will Be Featured on Nat Geo Wild’s “Wild Side of Cats”

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Last August, I was contacted by a British production company making a special for National Geographic called “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 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 ended up using it for the special they’re filming.

The special will air this Sunday, May 19, on Nat Geo Wild at 8pm Eastern. For more information about the show, visit Nat Geo Wild.

Allegra is taking her impending fame in stride. Please direct all requests for interviews to her manager – I mean, loyal servant – aka, yours truly.

Here is the video that will  make Allegra a star:

httpv://youtu.be/mlaSl2YH-r8

27 Comments on Allegra Will Be Featured on Nat Geo Wild’s “Wild Side of Cats”

  1. Texas, a cat in New York
    May 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Just saw her tonight! I think she looked great but I think the producers should have showed her a little more too!
    Purrs

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    • Ingrid
      May 26, 2013 at 6:42 am (6 years ago)

      I know! If you blinked, you missed it!

      Reply
  2. Connie
    May 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm (6 years ago)

    if anyone missed it, it is airing a few more times in the next couple of weeks. I just set my tivo to record the one showing tomorrow, can’t wait to see it!

    Reply
  3. Jean
    May 25, 2013 at 7:07 am (6 years ago)

    Way to Go, Allegra!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Jim Ellis
    May 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Allegra certainly has star quality!

    Reply
  5. Hazel Marie
    May 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm (7 years ago)

    That’s wonderful!!! A star in the family

    Reply
  6. Esme
    May 19, 2013 at 11:53 am (7 years ago)

    looks perfect to me. To think someone has a job of looking for perfect scratching cats.

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  7. Texas, a cat in New York
    May 17, 2013 at 11:46 pm (7 years ago)

    Concats! I’ll have to get my human to check if they receive the channel!
    Allegra IS a star!
    Purrs

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    • Ingrid
      May 18, 2013 at 6:06 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks, Texas!

      Reply
  8. Cynthia Southern
    May 17, 2013 at 11:38 pm (7 years ago)

    I meant Allegra. it has been a long day. 🙂

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    • Ingrid
      May 18, 2013 at 6:06 am (7 years ago)

      I’m sure Ruby wishes it was her, Cynthia ;-)!

      Reply
  9. Cynthia Southern
    May 17, 2013 at 11:38 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats Ruby. I am so excited for you. I want to see ‘The Wild Side of Cats’ on Nat Geo. Ruby is a tv star!

    Reply
  10. Sue Brandes
    May 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm (7 years ago)

    How exciting!! Congrats to Allegra and you. Don’t forget about us little people. LOL.

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  11. Marg
    May 17, 2013 at 10:40 am (7 years ago)

    Oh Allegra, we are so excited that you are going to be famous. Now we just need your autograph. You need to send out your paw prints. It sure is nice knowing you.

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    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm (7 years ago)

      The line for autographs forms to the left, Marg…. 😉

      Reply
  12. toni
    May 17, 2013 at 9:02 am (7 years ago)

    How exciting!!
    Congrats to you both!!

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    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks, Toni!

      Reply
  13. Joanne Vining
    May 17, 2013 at 8:28 am (7 years ago)

    I looked on Amazon for the Imperial scratcher and could not find a way to choose a color or pattern. I looked elsewhere online at many sites and could not find it. Do you know how to select a color on Amazon, or are there other vendors that carry this particular item?

    I will definitely be watching Allegra’s big acting debut. She looks totally blissed out in her video – sometimes a challenge with torties!

    Thanks!

    Joanne

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    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm (7 years ago)

      Unfortunately, I do not know where else to find the scratchers, Joanne, and I’m pretty sure you can’t chooose a color on Amazon.

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      • Joanne Vining
        May 18, 2013 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

        Thanks Ingrid – I guess I will take my chances with Amazon.

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  14. Laurie
    May 17, 2013 at 7:45 am (7 years ago)

    Allegra is a star!!! Way to go girl!!

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    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm (7 years ago)

      She’s taking her stardom in stride so far, Laurie.

      Reply
  15. maru
    May 17, 2013 at 7:39 am (7 years ago)

    Good! The girl is a real champ.
    Five purrs for her, her mom, and her sis.

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    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Maru!

      Reply
  16. Sammy
    May 17, 2013 at 5:49 am (7 years ago)

    Way to go Allegra! Who knew you were a world champ scratcher and would wind up helping National Geo out with your demo video……CONCATULATIONS!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks, Sammy!

      Reply

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