Excerpt from "The Cats of Key West"
by Chris Moore
At sunset, conchs and tourists gather in Mallory Square
to applaud the sun for its good work during the day. Dominique LeFort
and his cats get almost as much applause. leFort, known as the Catman,
began his hilarious lion tamer act with house cats during the Reagan
administration. Cackling in nonsensical Franglais, the Catrnan puts his
cats through their paces. They dance, they run obstacle courses and leap
through hoops of fire.