Of course, as any seasoned cat lover knows, the small island in the Florida Keys is a cat mecca of sorts, known for its feline-friendly atmosphere and attractions. In addition to the roaming cats that are cared for by inhabitants of the small island community, Key West also hosts the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, which houses sixty polydactyl (extra-toed) cats, many of which are descendent from Hemingway's original six-toed kitty. Then of course, there's also Catman Dominique's "Flying House Cat" show, that delights visitors nightly at Westin Dock by Mallory Square Sunset Celebration.
While on her trip, I've instructed Alison to be my on-scene kitty correspondent, and before leaving, she sent me a link to a commercial she found as part of the 2009 Florida Keys "Come As You Are" campaign.
According to the agency behind the spot, they trained an actual Hemingway cat to wear a helmet for the cute clip, that features a Cooper Photographer Cat look-a-like, cruising the Key West nightlife scene with a tiny video camera strapped on its head to capture the non-stop action!
I hope Alison has a great time on her trip, and I want to know from you: Have you ever been lucky enough to travel to Key West?