Felindr Kittens of the Week: The '80s cat stars—Bowie, Benatar, Lennox, Mercury, and Prince

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      Each profile is of an eligible catchelor or catchelorette from VOKRA, the non-profit Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland.

      David Bowie looks into your eyes under the moonlight (the serious moonlight).

      Names: Annie Lennox, Davie Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, and the Feline Formerly Known as Prince

      Purrfession: Tribute acts

      Prince likes to wear high heels sometimes. But often he finds he fits his entire self inside them.

      We're seeking: a manager

      Physical description: We're all androgynous

      Pat Benatar hates it when the litterbox is a battlefield. "Stop using your ass as a weapon!" she yells.

      Ethnicity: Superstarian

      Want kids? But we're the kids in America. (Whoah.)

      David Bowie likes chasing (and eating) the spiders from Mars.

      Smoke: It gets in your eyes.

      Drink: Pop 

      After Freddie Mercury bit David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust phase, he quipped, "Another one bites the dust."

      Faith: As a wise man once said, ya gotta have faith, a-faith, a-faith (then again, he shook his ass—some mistakes were built to last)

      Our purrsonalities: Annie finds there's always a cat playing with her heart, David is a spacey oddity, Freddie is just a poor boy who needs no sympathy because he's easy come easy go, Pat likes to give everything her best shot, and Prince enjoys going crazy 

      Freddie Mercury sometimes acts like a queen.

      Our conversational interests: debating about who's that girl running around with you, how to pronounce Prince's symbol, debating who wants to live forever

      Our hobbies: doing the magic dance, weather forecasting (here comes the purple rain again), listening to radio ga ga (and radio goo goo)

      This is what Pat Benatar looks like when she feels she belongs (with you).

      Our likes: being empowered cats dancing in the streets with an affirmative and collaborative group dance (because felines are doing it for themselves), short shorts and raspberry berets (the kind you find at a second-hand store—smash!) on men, sweet dreams, getting to the church on time

      Our dislikes: being under pressure (but singing about it is okay), another hero beyond the Thunderdome, dogs named Gowan or Luba, the lady in red

      David Bowie yells, "This is ground control to Major Tom Cat!"

      Our motto: We are the champions!

      Our expectations of a relationship: ­Somebody (somebody), somebody (somebody) to love

      Prince says, "Take me with U!" and then gives you a kiss. 

      To learn more about the family, visit the webpages for Annie Lennox, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, and Prince.

      VOKRA's mission is to end cat overpopulation and homelessness. To learn more, or to fill out an adoption application form, visit their website.

      Freddie Mercury screams, "Mama mia! Mama mia! Let me go!" as he tries to break free. But then he realizes that nothing really matter to him anyhow. So he stays put.