for your cat!
Celebrity cat owners want fans to fill bowls with money
NEW YORK -- Frederique Van Der Wal has gone from the catwalk to cat food.
The supermodel is helping launch an auction of celebrity cat food bowls, which will be up for bids on eBay from Thursday through Oct. 26.
The hand-painted bowls, which are on display at http://www.catchow.com
reflect the famous cat owners' personalities and tastes. Bob Costas' dish, for example, features a baseball, a TV set and a sports page.
Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond, Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle author John Grisham are among the other celebrities who designed dishes.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), which the St. Louis Cardinals manager established with his wife in 1990 to find homes for dogs and cats.
Van Der Wal also is helping cats from Long Island's North Shore Animal League get primped and pampered for a fashion show, with the hope that cat lovers will give them new homes.