Tabatino Files – Episode 8
Some say it was meant to be that Bossa – the lead singer and oldest member of the Bossa Blue Cats (BBC’s)– formed the band.
Times were hard and comforts were scarce for Bossa as he struggled to live alone in the family home once filled with love and human care. But with his owners away and awaiting divorce and the home up for sale Bossa spent most of his days strumming his 3 stringed mouse tail guitar for company. His voice was deep and soulful due to a permanently sore throat he’d acquired in the cold dark endless winter he found himself in.
One icy rain lashing evening Bossa was singing the blues like only blue cats can with meaning – tales of love lost; of longings of the heart and of tragedies of the tame turning wild and feral when abandoned – he was likened to the “sea sick Steve” of the cat world! suddenly there was a crashing at the cat flap that nearly sent Bossa head first into his water dish in fright. Not one to shrink back, he puffed up his tail and growled low and menacing at the flap. Nothing! Not a murmur came back! Just as he put his best paw forward to check outside, two spiky wet grey heads pushed through the flap with two pairs of large orange eyes! Before Bossa had a chance to do anything else there was a hissing and spitting and a pushing and shoving all in one go – then two young English Blue Cats appeared like drowned rats before him! His first reaction was to let out his long loud baritone Meeee oooooow! Which meant – “Stand at the ready -pawsey cuffs prepared!” but the fight or flight challenge was diffused by a harmonising duet of “meow meow meow!” – or “yeah yeah yeah !” to me and you!! Well! Bossa didn’t know what to do next! As if it mattered because the youngsters had it all planned and went on to do a dance routine and rap song that powerfully expressed all their sad short life experiences after being abandoned by their owners who had moved home and left them to fend for themselves – and how the soulful singing they had listened too many times from Bossas’ cat flap had given them a new hope for some kind of future! As you can imagine, that sealed it in the bag for Bossa – they would be his new backing singers/dancers in the newly formed Bossa Blue Cats …and the rest is history..
- Tabatino Files Episode 7 (averyarts.wordpress.com)