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The amazing feats of the Acro-Cats: A photo preview

Only one more hurdle until haz cheezburger.
Only one more hurdle until haz cheezburger.

The spectacle of cats doing tricks is pretty impressive, but the really astounding feat is that anyone could coerce a cat -- nature's most indignant house pet -- into doing tricks at all. Nevertheless, that is the trick accomplished by the (we're assuming) incredibly persistent Samantha Martin, who brings her Amazing Acro-Cats through town Saturday and Sunday to do what they reluctantly do: things like jumping through hoops and playing in a five-piece band (guitar, drums, piano and cowbell, plus a chicken on tambourine). And you should check it out while you still can, because if we're interpreting the cats' facial expressions in these photos correctly, they are meticulously plotting Martin's "accidental" death as we speak.

Last time a band was this upset about playing together it was Oasis.
Last time a band was this upset about playing together it was Oasis.

Oh, nice Christopher Walken impression. Yeah, haven't heard that one before.
Oh, nice Christopher Walken impression. Yeah, haven't heard that one before.

Fluffy will literally claw your fucking eyes out if you tell her she's "on the ball" again.
Fluffy will literally claw your fucking eyes out if you tell her she's "on the ball" again.

I luhz U rope.
I luhz U rope.

If I get one more "Freebird" request, so help me god, somebody is going to die tonight.
If I get one more "Freebird" request, so help me god, somebody is going to die tonight.

See the Acro-Cats Saturday and Sunday (shows at 4 p.m. both days) at the Bug Theater; tickets are $15.

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