It’s a beautiful Sunday today and what a great day to chat with some fabulous felines in another edition of Katdid Konversations!
I am your host, Kitty Mojito!
Today we chat with two handsome brothers from my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta! I am very excited to chat with them! Please welcome Gatsby and Earl!
KM: Hi guys! Thanks so much for joining me today! I am so excited to have you here. So let’s talk about how you found your people…
Gatsby: Apparently mommy was searching for an attractive grey cat and naturally she gravitated towards me! She saw me on the Humane Society website, rushed there and saw two ladies admiring me. Mommy’s heart skipped a beat as she thought they were going to take me away. The volunteer asked if mommy needed help and she demanded to see Tron. Eww that was once my name! She held me, told cat daddy we’re having him and the rest is history!
Earl: Is it my turn yet? Daddy wanted a friend for Gatsby. Mom and Dad were told Gatsby was socially awkward and was to be the only cat. Mom and Dad thought they had enough room in their house for another cat and decided to take the risk. Many times they went looking but didn’t find the “right” cat until I came on the scene. They had many failed attempts when they got to the humane society and cats were gone! Mom saw me and raced yet again to save me. Mom basically came to me, saw me for a few seconds and grabbed my details and adopted me! No chances were going to be taken! And of course I’m awesome!!
KM: Describe a day in your life. What is it like at Chez Gatsby and Earl? (Chez = Home in French)
Gatsby: Probably sleeping all day but we have this annoying squirt called Earl. Sometimes he bats me on the head when I sleep so I’m forced to chase him.
Earl: Oh Gatsby……. come on dude. Your life would be boring without me!
Gatsby: No, no I really don’t think so Earl. I really would have a peaceful day.
KM: Haha! You two really are brothers, all this bantering back and forth….. It’s very sweet! So when your human returns home from a very long day of running errands, how do you greet him/her?
Gatsby: If I’m lucky, I’ve probably had a nice long sleep! I get up, stroll over to them and get fed.
Earl: MOMMY and DADDY are home! Wooooo Hooooo!!! I run to the door right away! I love seeing them. I always hang out with the hoomans. I love them so much, especially when mommy strokes the top of my head!
Gatsby: I love them too! I just require to be fed first.
KM: I hear you! The hoomans can be pretty awesome sometimes! What kind of food do you like?
Gatsby: Did someone say food, are you going to feed me? I am a little more fussy than Earl.
Earl: Mommy calls me bottomless pit. I like to eat anything. In fact, I try to grab bowls with my little paw and pull them towards me. I try to take it away from the hoomans.
KM: I’m not going to feed you Gatsby! LOL! In fact, do you have any nomnoms for me that you may have stolen from the hoomans, Earl? Now that would be a treat! What is your favourite toy?
Gatsby: My favourite toy is my Dragon Fly. NO ONE plays with Dragon fly! I also like this Cat Dancer toy mommy got me, I love that thing!
Earl: Well apparently I’m never allowed to play with anything, Gatbsy is soooo annoying. I do like to chase small bouncing balls. That’s totally fun!
KM: Now I know your mommy makes beautiful things so I am guessing you guys get to try some pretty sweet stuff! How would you describe your sense of style?
Gatsby: I’m just a laid back, handsome dude! My mom nicknamed me “the lord” I am named after the film you know.
Earl: Fun loving, always ready to play.
KM: Nice, Nice…. What are your thoughts on dogs and other animals?
Gatsby: Earl and I both like watching birds, that’s a lot of fun.
Earl: Oh yeah, bird watching. Mom and Dad laugh because I get way too excited and chatter.
KM: Ah Yes! Birds! Our favourite treat! ….. umm…. I mean…. to watch…. I mean…..watching! I only watch! …… If you could make one wish, what would it be?
Gatsby: For all cats to be neutered! There are far too many in the world that need rescuing. It’s a topic that mommy is passionate about and she wishes she could adopt more of us but there is only so much one person can do!
Earl: Mommy would also like the declawing of cats to be stopped. There is no need for it and I really like my claws!
KM: Yes definitely! I wish I had my claws too! But the evil people who had me before I found Mama took them off 😦 Do you have any special skills?
Gatsby: I have my sexy looks.
Earl: I’m an acrobat! My agility is awesome. Mom and Dad hate when I balance on the top of the stair handrail. It gets to them every time. He He!
Gatsby: You’re an idiot!
KM: Now, Now boys! There is no need for name calling! What things are most important to you now?
Gatsby: Food, did someone say food?
Earl: I don’t really think too much. I live my life with no worries and regrets.
KM: Oh Gatsby, there isn’t much other than food that you think about! And Earl, that is a good philosophy to live by! How do you guys feel about cats in politics? Do you think we need fair representation in office?
Gatsby: It’s important to raise awareness on cat issues and health. There are so many cats hoomans out there that do so much awesome work for us guys with no actual voices. We are all very thankful for your hard work and determination to change our lives for the positive!
Earl: I’m a little too young to understand your question.
KM: It’s ok Earl, You can answer this question 🙂 Instagram is a great place to make friends. What do you like / don’t like about social media?
Gatsby: We have made so many great furfriends on social media. We have had so much support, fun and we are so glad to be part of a wonderful community.
Earl: I just make it difficult for mom to get pictures of me. It’s a fun game LOL. We do dislike being followed then unfollowed! What’s that about?? We’re an awesome account! MOM, tell them!!
KM: Do you have a special someone in your life?
Gatsby: Mom, I love mom. Its because of her we live this amazing life. She and dad have made some awesome stuff for us. We have a catio, exercise wheel, toys, beds, cat trees etc. We love it when mom and dad make us stuff.
Earl: Sorry Dad, but yes we love our mommy. She saved us. Unless it’s dinner time then we love Daddy.
KM: Wow! You guys are very lucky to have such fantastic pawrents! What is your dream date?
Gatsby: To lie on Mommy’s chest and fall asleep while she strokes me. Bliss….
Earl: I’m not interested in dating at this time.
KM: What?? You two are so handsome! I bet the ladies are throwing themselves at you all the time! (Wink, wink) What would you like to accomplish in the near future?
Gatsby: To get some sleep without Earl annoying me.
Earl: Fame, I want to be the most famous grey cat…… IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!
Gatsby: Earl, that is so lame. .Really.
Earl: At least it’s better than just falling asleep.
KM: Do you have anything else you would like to say?
Mommy: I’ll take over this last bit boys.
Adopting Gatsby and Earl has really changed my life. I have never really been a cat person and Gatsby and Earl have changed both mine and my husband’s hearts. I’ve become an advocate on many issues, creating a podcast which is searchable via itunes (The Adopted Cat), a YouTube account and many other social media accounts. If you can, please, please, please adopt and don’t purchase your pet. I find that with adoption of an animal, they seem to come to you with even more love. Some of the rescues have been through a terrible time. If you’re thinking of a second cat, go for it. If you research well and not rush, you will receive the same level of success that I have with my two boys.
KM: That was lovely, Meowmy Cassie! Thank you so much for saving Gatsby and Earl!
To follow the many adventures of Earl and Gatsby please check out their Instagram @gatsby_the_adopted_cat