Dominique, The Catman of Key West is among the best of those weirdly wonderful street performers who enchant crowds of locals and tourists swarming onto Mallory Square pier most late afternoons for the setting of the sun celebration - a spectacular event in Key West, Florida. (via CNN)
Sometimes outfitted in theatrical lion tamer garb, the shaggy-haired Dominique is more than half the show himself by mixing mime, dance postures, and French-accented commands to his enthralled audience and feline acrobats!
The "lions," of course, are his tiny domestic house cats, with names like Oscar, Cossette, Chopin and George. Together, Dominique and his amazing cats offer a unique show that is as sensational as it is silly.
Dominique and his cats have been performing for Key West sunsets since 1981.