Thundering feline Smokey is star act at LovePets Show

Smokey, the cat with the record breaking purr, can be seen and heard at the 2011 LovePets Show at the East of England Showground. Picture: Alisdair Tait
Smokey, the cat with the record breaking purr, can be seen and heard at the 2011 LovePets Show at the East of England Showground. Picture: Alisdair Tait
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A RECORD-BREAKING cat with the loudest purr on the planet will purr-form for city pet lovers.

Smokey, a talkative tabby who could drown out most dogs with her deafening purr, will take centre stage at the 2011 LovePets Show at the East of England Showground, in Oundle Road, Alwalton in October.

The 12-year-old kitty holds the a Guinness World Record for the loudest purr, after it was clocked at an incredible 67.7 decibels (see video on YouTube).

Smokey’s owners, the Adams family from a farm in Northamptonshire, love her tremendous tones which are said to overshadow lawnmowers and diesel engines.

Ruth Adams said: “Smokey is a lovely cat and a big personality.

“She’s a bit of a diva and craves attention, so she should be in her element at the LovePets Show.

“She purrs like a pigeon cooing when she’s comfy but she’s at her loudest first thing in the morning when she likes to drop deafening hints that it’s time for breakfast.”

Thunderous Smokey has been re-homed eight times in her 12-year lifetime but is now purring happily alongside fellow cats Sooty and Puss-Puss, two dogs, two ponies, a horse, goats, hens and a goldfish.

The famous tabby cat’s purr has been heard on the other side of the world, on New Zealand television, American networks ABC and NBC and aired on BBC world service radio.

Smokey’s purr is available as a mobile phone ring tone and fans can read her life-story in Smokey: The Very Loud Purring Cat published by DB Publishing.

See and hear Smokey at the 2011 LovePets Show which runs from 10am to 4.30pm on October 29 and 30.

Discounted tickets can be pre-booked now at www.lovepetsshow.co.uk, with online family tickets (two adults and three children) just £12.