"So the modern circus message is not really as new
as it seems. Meanwhile, the old message undergoes its own metamorphosis.
In recent years, every evening at sunset on a pier in Key West, Florida,
a wonderful trainer named Dominique Lefort performs with four graceful
little house cats who open their own cages, leap fluidly onto their
stools, and perform a series of breathtaking tricks, while Dominique, a
chair in one hand and a whip in the other, pretends to keep them at bay
as if they were lions. After the last performance, man and cats stroll
off together, the cats to their carrying boxes, the man to his large RV
in which they all live a pleasant domestic clutter of coffee cups, cat
kibbles, and litter pans."