karma is a cat
Toast Taylor Swift's birthday with Eras movie and cuddly cat campout at Houston Humane
As every self-respecting Swiftie is fully aware, Wednesday, December 13 marks Taylor Swift’s 34th birthday. For those who don’t have their own #TaylorSwiftChallenge or Tay tribute plans, one beloved institution has a fitting fete, fit with furry friends.
Taylor Swift fans are invited to a special screening of her record-shattering The Eras Tour concert film at Houston Humane Society (14700 Almeda Rd.). Admission is $13 donation to the Houston Humane Society and a clever nod to Swift’s lucky number. The fun kicks off at 5 pm; those interested should register online to guarantee space.
About that fun and those aforementioned furry friends: While attendees can enjoy popcorn and the movie in seated comfort, they’re also encouraged to bring their own blanket, spread out and lounge. Meanwhile, one of the adoptable cats may also show up, burrow, get fur all over everything, and generally take over — as cats do.
And should these Swifties and their cat companion really vibe, movie guests are invited to adopt one of these adorable fur babies.
If this Swift screening/cat casting seems familiar, that’s because in April, Houston Humane honored Swift’s Eras Tour Houston stop with a “Lucky 13” cat adoption event, cutting regular fees from $50 to Tay’s fave number.
Kudos to Houston Humane for paying tribute to Time’s Person of the Year and self-professed cat lady — so much so, she posed on the cover with one of her cats. A simple scroll through her ’gram reveals she’s pawsitively (sorry) obsessed with her three cats: Olivia Benson (named after the Law & Order heroine and whose net worth is an estimated $97 million, according to The Ultimate Pet Rich List, which exists, apparently); Meredith Grey (so named for the Grey’s Anatomy protagonist); and Benjamin Button (her fellow Time mag cover model named for Brad Pitt’s reverse-aging hero).
“I have cats,” she explained to Time in 2019. “I’m obsessed with them. I love my cats so much that when a role came up in a movie called Cats, I just thought, like, I gotta do this.”
Between this Humane Society screening and the upcoming Tay Tay business class at UH, Swifties have plenty of ways to celebrate their queen. Viewers should come ready to enjoy the show (the program runs through 9 pm) and just maybe, adopt an Olivia Benson or a Travis of their own.
Karma is a cat, after all.For more information, or to make a donation in honor of Taylor, visit the official event site