|Purred: Tue Nov 5, '13 7:04pm PST |
|AN INTERVIEW WITH BOBCAT!
Sissy: You had a close relationship with your momma, can you tell us something you did that always guaranteed to make your human smile?
Bobcat: I was close with Momma, but I was even closer to Not-the-Momma since we lived together the most. One thing I used to like to do was wait until N-t-M was on the computer, then I'd jump from the bed to his shoulder (scaring him), then I'd climb down into his lap, turn around a few times, then put my front paws on his shoulder and "sharpen my teeth" on his nose. It was my way of marking him as my property.
Momma still has a voicemail on her cellphone from Not-the-Momma - trying to leave her a message, but repeatedly saying, "Ptooey" and telling me to get my tail out of his mouth. She smiles whenever she listens to it.
S: That sounds like the cutest way to mark your human!
You have been a member of Catster for a long time, can you share some of your most memorable experiences in Olde Furts or on Catster?
B: Rufus was always the spokescat for the family, but never joined Olde Furts. He was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 8, so even though he lived long enough to be eligible to become an Olde Furt, in Momma's heart, he's forever young. One of our most memorable moments on Catster was when we won The Cat's Meow's "Best Cat Mom" Contest. The grand prize badge is on Rufus' page and it links to our winning entry if you're interested in reading it. So since Rufus never joined Olde Furts, it was MY group. I was nice enough to let my sister Briana join when she turned 10 . . . OK, I signed her up without her permission, hacked into her account and changed the music on her page to "The Old Gray Mare," and did other things to torment her on her birthday, but that's what brothers do! So when I think of Olde Furts, I think of good times, good friends, and good advice.
S: I just read the article and it was very nice. We are so glad you joined Olde Furts, and that you 'invited' your sisfur Briana....
On the day of your adoption your mommy described you as "cute, but not too bright" however your skills include playing tag, you seem like a smart kitty who knows how to play the humans, what other talents did you have?
B: You walk off the edge of a table once and the humans never let you forget it. *sigh* Besides being handsome and managing not to get stepped on when darting in front of the humans' feet, I had mad burying skills. I used to dig in the litterbox and dig and dig. If someone, not me of course, missed the box, I'd throw the litter outside the box to bury the mistake. I'd bury leftover canned food when I was done eating - or I'd try to but Rufus or Briana used to eat my leftover food before I could properly bury it. But I let them. I was always top cat, but I was a benevolent ruler and didn't abuse my power too much no matter what Briana says.
S: Is there any advice you would like to give to current Olde Furts about aging happily or do you have any health advice to share?
B: Stay hydrated. The kidneys seem to give most of us problems, so drink plenty of water. If you live in a cold region, get a heated bed. Briana loves hers. Get any dental work done while you're still fairly young - the older you get, the more risky anesthesia is. And listen to your fellow Olde Furts. They've been there and can tell you what to expect.
S: That is some really great advise!
Is there anything you want your fellow Olde Furts to know about you?
B: I'm semi-retired now. Momma isn't on Catster much anymore and the younguns take up most of her typing time when she is on. But if you drop me a pmail, I will get back to you. And I'll try to nudge Briana into participating in Olde Furts more often. She's still a Drama Queen, but she's mellowed a little bit with age and is almost tolerable now.
S: Thank mew so much fur answering our questions, it sure was fun interviewing you! We hope you enjoy being one of our wondepurr furts in our extravaganza. Also remember there's a special badge for you in the group pictures, if you want to put it on your page or in your own photo album.
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