Amateur Animal Trainer: Put Your Pet to Work in the Movies


Bette Midler plays Kitty Galore in the latest sequel to 'Cats & Dogs.' "Kitty Galore is a hairless cat," Midler said recently at the press conference for the film. "She's very cranky because she's been rejected by her beloved human family and she's determined to rule the world." Midler's counterpart was played by a real Egyptian Sphinx cat, Mesa, who is a bona fide movie star in her own right.

"We went over a lot of breeds of cats and wanted to get a villain look, something kind of scary and alien looking," said Mesa's animal trainer, Tracy Kelly. "We saw how outgoing she was and relaxed in a chaotic environment, and that was very important."

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