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Where the Heck is Matt? Dance-a-gram for Cleo the Cat

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 25, 2016

For years, my family’s been a fan of Matt Harding’s “Where the Heck is Matt?” videos where he enthusiastically dances around the world. So I was intrigued when I saw that the Kickstarter campaign to fund his 2016 video included a perk to have him create a Dance-a-gram.

Hamburg, Germany, March 2016. Matt Harding dancing with fans in Marco-Polo Terrassen.

Hamburg, Germany, March 2016. Matt Harding dancing with fans in Marco-Polo Terrassen, his final stop in Europe. This is one of several postcards Matt sent as perks to many of his Kickstarter supporters.

I asked Matt to create a message about adopting animals on behalf of our family’s Cleo the Cat – the gray and white striped furball we adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, NY.

Yesterday I received Matt’s Dance-a-gram, and it’s AMAZING:

Matt Harding’s Dance-a-gram for our Cleo the Cat, adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, NY. (YouTube: youtu.be/mGUSaiBFekl

When I saw the first location in Matt’s Dance-a-gram is Cape Canaveral, Florida, I smiled, since I’m such a space fan and was at Kennedy Space Center in 2000 for Jim Lovell’s talk & book signing for Apollo 13.

And please remember, if you have room in your heart and home, Cleo the Cat hopes you’ll adopt a rescue animal!

Cleo the tabby cat at home on Sept. 1, 2015, after being adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wantagh, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Long Island, USA. Here’s a glimpse of Cleo the cat, which will have to do until I capture photo of her dancing for joy over Matt’s Dance-a-gram.  (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Official site of Last Hope Animal Rescue

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Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Old Westbury Gardens 2014

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 28, 2014

I saw Tartan to left of me, tartan to right of me, tartan in front of me…. and much more at the 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games last weekend at Old Westbury Gardens.

TARTANS
The Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley were one of the spirited marching bands that performed.

Old Westbury, N.Y., U.S. - August 23, 2014 - Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley, marches at Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Westbury, N.Y., U.S. – August 23, 2014 – Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley, marches at Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

American Revolution re-enactors of the 42nd Royal Regiment of Foote wore colorful red and black uniforms, carried muskets with bayonets, and performed synchronized movements. The regiment, The Black Watch, was raised in the Scottish Highlands in 1740 and fought for the British.

Old Westbury, New York, U.S. - August 23, 2014 - L-R, TIM NORTON, of CT, AARON BOATRIGHT, of CT, and CONRAD BENDER IV, of NJ, are American Revolution re-enactors portraying members of the 42nd Royal Regiment of Foote, at the 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games, co-hosted by L. I. Scottish Clan MacDuff, at Old Westbury Gardens. The regiment, The Black Watch, was raised in the Scottish Highlands in 1740 and fought for the British. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S.. August 23, 2014. L-R, TIM NORTON, of CT, AARON BOATRIGHT, of CT, and CONRAD BENDER IV, of NJ, are American Revolution re-enactors portraying The Black Watch members of 42nd Royal Regiment of Foote, at 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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Cosmo the barn owl was one of the fascinating birds at the Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation exhibit, where WINORR’s CATHY ST. PIERRE and her husband BOBBY HORVATH taught children and adults about the area wildlife and how the non-profit group helps them.

Old Westbury, New York, U.S. - August 23, 2014 - CATHY ST. PIERRE is with AUGIE, a 4-year-old male Eurasian Eagle Owl from non-profit WINORR, Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation, at 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games, at Old Westbury Gardens. WINORR is run by Cathy and her husband Bobby, licensed animal rehabilitators in North Massapequa. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S. – August 23, 2014 – CATHY ST. PIERRE is with AUGIE, a Eurasian Eagle Owl, from non-profit WINORR, Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation, at 54th Annual L.I. Scottish Festival & Highland Games. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff co-hosted this festival rich with Scottish musicians, singers, and booths with food, clothing, artwork… stretching across the rolling lawns of the historic Gold Coast estate.

Mar sin leibh an dràsda.


Scottish Festival at OWG:  PHOTO GALLERY

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WINORR:   Winorr  –  Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation

Old Westbury Gardens:  SITE  •  JOIN

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