Welcome back to Katdid Konversations!!
It’s a brand new year and we have some wonderful interviews lined up for you!
I am your host, Kitty Mojito!
We are starting off the 2018 line up with a wonderful couple from California!!
Please say hello to the most adorable QuiGon Finn (1 year and 5 months) and Ellaria Zafrina Rey (9 months)!
KM: I am so excited to chat with you guys today! Let’s start by finding out how you came to find your human.
F: MY HUMON FOUND ME ON INSTAGRAM. THEY WERE GOING THROUGH THEIR FEED AND SAW A VIDEO ON @KITTEN.SMITTEN.RESCUE WHERE I WAS STANDING ON MY BED, IN MY CRATE SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS.
MY BROFUR LANDO SOLO HEARD ME AND CAME RUNNING FROM WHEREVER HE WAS CAUSING TROUBLE AND JUMPED ON THE HUMON’S LAP AND STARTED PAWING AT THE IPAD. LANDO WAS JUST A YEAR OLD AND LONELY BECAUSE THE OTHER CATS WOULDN’T PLAY OR INTERACT WITH HIM. LANDO WAS ALSO STARTING TO BECOME MORE PUG THAN CAT BECAUSE PAPA PUG WAS THE ONLY COMPANION HE HAD. SO THE HUMON LEFT A COMMENT ON KITTEN.SMITTEN’S PAGE ASKING IF ANYONE HAD PUT IN AN APPLICATION. THE HUMON DID NOT EXPECT A RAPID REPLY BUT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY GOT. SHE TOLD MY HUMON THAT NO ONE HAD PUT IN A APPLICATION YET AND WHERE TO GO TO APPLY.
THE HUMON DID NOT HESITATE AND GOT THE APPLICATION IN RAPIDLY, THEN WAITED TO HEAR BACK FROM THEM. WHEN MY FOSTER MOTHER @KITTEN.SMITTEN POSTED THAT I WAS GOING BACK TO THE SHELTER TO BE FIXED AND THEN TO MY FOREVER HOME, THE HUMON WAS HAPPY BUT THOUGHT SOMEONE ELSE WAS APPROVED INSTEAD OF THEM.
The photo that caught the Humon’s attention about adopting FINN
A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE POST, THEY GOT A CALL FROM THE SHELTER SAYING THAT THEY HAD BEEN APPROVED TO ADOPT ME AND THEY COULD COME PICK ME UP THE NEXT DAY. THE HUMON DROVE OVER THREE HOURS FROM FRESNO, CA TO SANTA BARBARA, CA TO COME AND GET ME. I WAS MADLY IN LOVE INSTANTLY AND SO WAS THE HUMON. ON THE CAR RIDE BACK, I SLEPT ON THEIR LAP AND PURRED MOST OF THE WAY.
WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE HOUSE, THE HUMON HAD PLANNED TO SLOWLY INTRODUCE ME TO THE PRIDE BUT I HAD OTHER PLANS. I RAN STRAIGHT UP TO MY BROFUR LANDO AND PAPA PUG. THEY BOTH INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH ME AND ACCEPTED ME RIGHT AWAY. MASTER BUBBA CERSEI SKYWALKER WAS NOT SURE OF ME FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS. THEN SHE DECIDED THAT I WOULD BE HER APPRENTICE NOT LANDO’S. SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A STRONG AND INDEPENDENT CAT AND IN TURN, I TAUGHT MY BROTHER HOW TO BE A CAT INSTEAD OF A PUG. NOW I AM THE ONE WHO TEACHES THE FOSTER KITTENS HOW TO BE CATS.
Ellaria: I was a feral foster kitten that turned into a foster fail. The Humon got a call from a fellow rescuer one day on their way back from the shelter. Their friend had four feral kittens that they couldn’t even handle and knew that the Humon was already working with another group of feral kittens.
The Humon wasn’t sure at first if they could handle four more kittens but after their friend pleaded with them, the Humon decided to go ahead and take us. What the Humon didn’t know was that the house had been contaminated with the Panluke Virus. When we first arrived, we were very feral and the Vet said she wasn’t sure we could be converted to friendly. The Humon worked with us everyday little by little to gain our trust. It didn’t seem to be working. Then the first kitten from the other group of fosters got sick. Within a week, we were all infected with the virus and we required around the clock care and maintenance. This meant that we had to be handled regardless of how we felt about it and we definitely didn’t like it.
After a few weeks and the death of my twin sister Obara, I started to relax around the Humon and would constantly beg to be with one of the kittens from the other group who is named Ash Wren. She would beg just like me to be together. Finally, the Humon realized that four of us were so much healthier than the others and decided to put us healthy ones together and the sick ones together.
That’s when Ash Wren moved into mine and my brother Gendry’s crate and our brother Ramsay moved into Ash’s group. Ash likes the Humon a lot and was always asking to be held and play with the Humon and the big kitties. Finally, one day the Humon decided to try letting me out to play with Ash and Papa Pug. I love Papa Pug and would follow him around and let him clean me. One day, Finn got into our playpen and it was love at first sight. He was so handsome and strong and he instantly fell head over heels in love with me and I with him.
The Humon wasn’t planning on keeping me and they were already talking to people who were interested in adopting me. When the Humon saw how much I love Finn and how much he loves me, they knew that they could never separate us. We have been inseparable ever since. We are star crossed lovers who are meant to be together forever.
KM: Wow, what an amazing story! I am so happy that you both found each other! Describe a day in your life.
FINN: SLEEP, EAT, HUNT, GROOM MYSELF AND ELLARIA, REPEAT.
Ellaria: Snuggle with Finn, practice lots of Meowga, play with my SisFur Ash Wren, get in lap time with the Humon, then lots more snuggling with Finn.
KM: Sounds heavenly! What is your most favourite kind of food?
Both: Homemade Wet Cat Food, Temptation treats, and Traders Joe’s cat tuna.
KM:Ooh homemade wet food sounds interesting!! If you had to choose one toy to play with, what would that be?
Finn: A dead mouse
Ellaria: My SisFur Ash Wren
KM:Haha! You guys are so funny!! Do you have a specific sense of style?
Finn: Other than a harness, the only bandanas I wear are from Crazy Cat Lady Corner!
KM:Mama and I are so happy to hear that you love our bandanas!! You all look so great in them! What are your thoughts on dogs and other animals?
Both: We love them especially Pugs.
Ellaria’s first picture
KM: If you could make one wish, what would it be?
Both: It would be that the Humon can raise enough money to start their Sanctuary so that other kittens and cats can know what it’s like to be safe and loved.
KM: That is a wish we all have for your humon! I hope it comes true very soon! What do you do to relax and chill out?
Both: Snuggle with each other, Papa Pug or the Humon.
KM: Do you have any special skills?
Finn: I’m an expert mouser
Ellaria: Starting in February I will be teaching a Meowga class at @bensonandbitsy studio called #lapmeowga.
KM: Fantastic! I don’t do a lot of meowga but I will definitely check out your class! What do you value most in life?
Both: Each other, our siblings,Papa Pug and the Humon
KM: What is your opinion about social media?
Finn: IT’S A GREAT PLACE TO SHOWCASE MY CHEEKY MONKEY BEHAVIOR.
Ellaria: Without social media, I wouldn’t be here with my Pride and I wouldn’t have a place to teach Meowga.
KM: And we wouldn’t have been furriends if we didn’t have social media!! Well, I already know the answer to the next question but I will ask it anyway. Tell us about your relationship!
Both: We are soulmates and you just have to check out our Instagram account @BS13INC to see everything about our relationship.
KM: If you were to go on a date, what would a perfect day/night look like?
Both: Just being together is purrfect.
KM: Aww you lovebirds are so cute. How romantic is that! What would you like to accomplish in the near future?
FINN: PURRFECT MY HUNTING SKILLS
Ellaria: Teach my first Meowga class.
KM: I wish you the best! Do you have anything else you would like to say?
Both: Adopt don’t shop and love can change your world if you let it.
KM: That is an amazing and very important message that we should all share with the world! Thanks so much for joining me today guys! It was such a pleasure chatting with you both!
Note from Humom: I always hear Finn’s voice as having a proper British accent and he always speaks in all caps. Ellaria is definitely more reserved and rather shy with a Valley girl accent.