A FESTIVAL FOR CATS EVERYWHERE
A FESTIVAL FOR CATS EVERYWHERE
2022 Frody Fest Promotional trailer
green wave films: produced by Ken Jordan
Frody Fest (FF) is a celebration of Existence, both Life and Death.
It is a 3-day celebration inspired by the honorable cat, Frody.
Frody was the beloved companion to Jivana Jordan for 20 years, Ken Jordan for 13 years, and his brother from another mother, Scratch Jordan.
This year is Frody 5!
In the past, Frody Fest has been a small but growing gathering of beings who knew and loved Frody, had an affinity toward cats,
or were simply open to honoring felines throughout all time and dimensions.
With Frody 5 and and all future FF, we open the doors on Day 3 to recognize Frody as a symbol for the love and devotion you may have of any being (pet, or other).
The celebration is held at their private residence and is currently invite-only for the physical event --
we encourage people to celebrate with us virtually!
This is how you do it (the schedule is below):
MEOW THE 4TH: Day 1
WATCH STAR WARS - MAY 4TH 2022
Frody passed from this dimension and into another realm on May 6th, but his transit began earlier. We honor the beginning of his liminal journey by starting his celebration on "Meow the 4th" to wish blessings upon Frody (and cats everywhere) with "The Force". This day also goes out to Frody's human grandfather, John S. Johnson, who was an avid life-long cat-lover, and might be currently enjoying time with Frody.
To celebrate this day, we watch any Star Wars movie or Star Wars affiliated films. We announce the film choice days in advance of the festival. If you are joining in virtually, either choose the same film or another. We show cat slideshows before the film and encourage cosplay! This year, for Frody 5, we will be showing an episode of the 80's cartoon Thunder Cats!
May the Force on the 4th be with Frody, all cats and their lovers everywhere throughout all time and in every dimension.
CINCO DE GATO: Day 2
CREATE A GATHERING TO CELEBRATE LIFE - MAY 5TH 2022
Cinco de Gato is celebrated with "Scratcharitas" traditionally with Tequila or non-alcoholic (try kombucha or kefir as a mocktail substitute). Think Day of the Dead (cat-style) meets Cinco de Mayo.
If you are joining in virtually, let's share recipes (we will update this site with ours, stay tuned!) Scratcharitas are named after Frody's ragdoll-breed brother, Scratch Jordan.
This year, for Frody 5, we will celebrate the first couple of hours at Wonderland restaurant and then host the showing of Electric Cat Nip at The Green Wave House.
Don't forget to wear something colorful or a fun hat!
I LOVE (FRODY) DAY: Day 3
GIVE YOURSELF THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR THE DEPARTED AND TALK ABOUT THAT MOMENT AND IT'S PROCESS - MAY 6TH, 2022
This is the International Day of "I Love (then fill in the blank)". This was the day of Frody's actual passing. When his eyes became bulbs for his inner-light, they gave testament to the power allowing him to take that mysterious leap into another realm.
We recommend eco-friendly, non-blood sacrificial offerings to be offered to the land, Frody, cats everywhere, or really any pet or loved one.
At the physical event, we will be bringing flowers and smoked fish to the future Goddess temple site of which Frody is the guardian of the East. Day 3 is a day of honoring this crossover moment, holding space for all emotion still felt for those we can no longer pet or hug. If joining in virtually we encourage you to create some sort of alter or cat-inspired ceremony.
In 2020, we featured the first FRODY FEST "catwalk". In 2022 we intend on serving "FRO-tea" at "Frody Hibiscus Death Cafe", a late-afternoon tea-time picnic where we address the beautiful cycle of Life and Death in the Eternal Time. This will be followed by a showing of the new documentary, Cat Empire.
Future blog posts will be created in advance of Frody Fest for ideas. Stay tuned!
For your consideration
A beautiful perspective on being present with our animals during their transition.