Welcome to another great edition of Katdid Konversations!
I am your host, Kitty Mojito!
Today we are chatting with some cool Brits from Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Please say hello to Roger (11), Jimmy (3) and Lottie (1)
KM: Hi guys! Welcome to the show! Thanks so much for being here today! Let’s start by talking about how you all found your human. Tell me your stories.
R: I was a street cat, then took in by an abusive household. I was rescued and Mommy and Daddy fostered me. Their current furbaby, Ebby was dying and they fostered me to help them cope with their grief. I was a foster fail and they couldn’t give me up! J: Mommy decided Roger needed a playmate. Mommy and Daddy saw me on a rescue page and as I looked like Roggie, they thought it must be fate! Mommy came and picked me up. I was 16 weeks old. Turns out Roger didn’t like me very much!
L: Mommy had lost two girl cats in two years and felt overrun with men in the house with Daddy, Jimmy and Roger and wanted a little girl. Mommy saw me on a rescue site and came to meet me. She loved me from first sight and I came home with Mommy when I was 18 weeks. I’m one now, two in September.
KM: What lovely stories guys! I am so glad you all found each other and your awesome pawrents! Describe a day in your life.
R: I’m lazy. I had a tough life on the street so I enjoy a few home comforts. I love to lay on top of the cat tree. The little ones can’t get me up there. I like to chill in the sun, roll on my back with my paws in the air. No one is allowed to tickle my tummy though or you may lose a finger. I love a snack. I tend to graze throughout the day and if they are a bit slow putting my bowl down, I give them a nudge by howling with my head in the air.
J: I love to run round at a hundred miles an hour, jump on and off the beds, the sofa and sprint in and out of each room. It keeps me fit. Vet said I’m a bit overweight so I find it helps. I love to play chase with birdie and I like to bite and chase my sister too. Most of the day, you will find me sleeping on Mommy or my blankey or sitting by the window bird watching. I chat to them but sadly they don’t chat back.
L: I love bird watching! It’s my favourite pastime. I chat very loudly to them. I want them to be my friends. I also love to play! Tunnels are my favourite. I have 3 tunnels and a cube and can usually be found in one of them. I love treats and know where they are kept. So I often sit, climb or claw the treat cupboard! After all that, a nap is in order!
KM: Sounds like a super fun household! What do you all REALLY think of your human? R: I love the humans. Mommy says I’m a big softie. Daddy is my favourite human. I love to lay on his chest. He has a big broad chest so plenty of room for me as I’m a big cat. I fall off Mommy’s lap as she’s too small! I like her though, she feeds me and kisses me. I don’t really like kisses but she feeds me so I have to be nice to her. I always know when Daddy is on his way back from work. I wait by the window for him and I speak to him when he comes in. I get excited even though I’m getting older in years! J: I love my Mommy! She’s the best! I just love her so much! I can’t bear to be without her. I go everywhere with her, bath, toilet, kitchen, living room, you name it. I love Daddy too. I give equal amounts of kisses to both. I love giving kisses and I need lots of kisses too. If they don’t kiss me or love me, then I go and fetch duck and cry and walk round with him in my mouth. You can usually find me attached to Mommy.
L: Humans are ok. I like them but I’m my own person. I have recently started climbing into bed with Mommy when Daddy goes to work. I only stay a little while. It’s nice and warm and she seems so happy. I might do it regularly or I might not. We will see how it goes. Mommy feeds me and gives me treats so I like her. I let Daddy fuss me but not for too long. There’s always something else I could be doing! Things to do, people to see!
KM: Haha! You guys are so funny! I love all the little habits that you all have! What is your most favourite kind of food? R: I love ham! Oh how I love ham! I cry, scream and jump at the fridge. I know ham is in there! Tuna is OK, don’t mind tuna. I like a bit of chicken and turkey occasionally. To be fair, I’d eat anything but ham is my love!
J: We all eat dry food and have since I was a kitten. I’m not that keen on human food but I love treats! If Mommy has tuna, I have to have some. I like a bit of tuna!
L: I love food! Just food in general! I love treats especially these cheese and ham ones my Mommy got just for me. I like tuna and salmon too but I love treats, any treats in any shape or form!
KM: If you had to choose one toy to play with, what would that be? R: I don’t do toys. I like to sleep. I’m getting old! There is a catnip thing that looks like a bit of wood, that’s ok and I’ll rub on it but nah! Toys are for babies.
J: I love duck! He’s the best! He goes everywhere with me. He got lost once and I cried and sulked for 24 hours. Luckily, Mommy found him and I was ok again. Mommy said to Daddy “What are we going to do when duck falls apart?”. It will be the end of the world! L: I like Birdie. He’s on a pole and I like to catch it and chew it. I always catch it! He don’t stand a chance. I’m a fierce hunter. I play with Jimmy and birdie but he’s too slow. I always get there first. He sulks a lot when he loses!
KM: Do you guys like to dress up? If you do, how would you describe your sense of style? R: I’m a relaxed kinda guy. I don’t wear clothes of any type! Try to make me at your peril. You will find me upside down with my feet in the air a lot of the time relaxing. However, I permanently wear a tux so it does not suit my style.
J: I’m disheveled! My fur is always sticking up and I look like I’ve been somewhere I shouldn’t. I tend to be covered in floof and grit! I’ve never worn clothes but if Mommy put them on me I’d probably pull them off in seconds. Like Roggie, I permanently wear a tux but it isn’t really me. L: I’m told I’m pretty every day. I think I’m elegant and pretty. I’m a proper girl. I’m fluffy and very stylish. I’ve never worn clothes or accessories but Mommy might try me in a pretty pink collar or bandana. I think I’d look beautiful.
KM: I think all of you will look lovely in some bandanas or bowties. Lottie, you must tell your mommy to check out the bandanas in my Mama’s store CrazyCatLadyCorner! You will love it! OK, what are your thoughts on dogs and other animals? R: HATE THEM! I had to get used to these two idiots and that was bad enough!
J: I’d like to say hello, possibly? I’m not sure…. L: Take em or leave em!
KM: If you could make one wish, what would it be? R: If I had a wish, I’d make Jimmy and Lottie disappear!
J: If I had a wish, I would make a new home with a garden so we can go outside and chat with the birds. L: Same as Jimmy! We want to move away from the busy road and go outside and explore. Plus a life supply of treats and to make Jimmy stop biting me! Sorry that’s 3! Whoops!
KM: Roger! I think you will miss Jimmy and Lottie if they were not around! I hope you get you wish for a new home soon! Do you have any special skills? R: I have survival skills! I lived on the street for a number of years. I do not need them anymore though, I am waited on hand and foot!
J: I can run really fast! I can make it from the bathroom to the kitchen in 2 seconds! L: I am the fastest eater in the west! I eat all mine and then get to Jimmy’s or Roger’s and eat theirs too before Mommy notices! I am also very good at catching my crinkly ball by standing up on my back feet and catching it in my front paws. Mommy says I’m so clever!
KM: Those are some very impressive skills! What do you value most in life? R: FOOD!
J: DUCK and Mommy L: TREATS!
KM: Let’s talk politics! Considering the political climate today, how do you feel about more cats getting into politics and making the world kinder? R: I think we would all get on better in single cat households. One cat per house would be a great policy. I would get so much more sleeping done. Life would be bliss!
J: I think kisses should be mandatory, we need a kissing policy. I need regular head and nose kisses.
L: Sooty Paws recently stood for Pawminister! He is doing a wonderful job and has a number of great policies. He appointed me as Peacemaker Minister as I have to sort out Jimmy and Roger on a regular basis.
KM: All very interesting policies guys! Are you sure you wouldn’t want to run for office? Lottie, I will look up Sooty Paws! Instagram is a great place to make friends. What do you like/ don’t like about social media? R: We have made loads of furrfriends on Insta. Mommy loves it, all the Mommies chat. I can take it or leave it to be honest. A lot of the human Mommies seem to like my tuxedo and pink nose and want to kiss and cuddle me. I might quite like that now and then but I do like a quiet life.
J: I love all our furrfriends. They are so cute and they do so many interesting things. I sit on Mommy’s lap and watch all the videos. I love them all! L: I love all our furrfrriends too. They make me smile and tell me how lovely I am. They make me feel special and pretty. We have so many pretty and handsome furrfriends. I love to see them all. Mommy recently played matchmaker and paired 25 couples for the #petprom2017! She loved it and our furrfriends loved it too. We all had a great time at the prom. Me and Jimmy love all the pawties we go to.
KM: That is awesome! PetProm2017 was so much fun! Do you have a special someone in your life? R: I took the beautiful Ally to the prom. She is very pretty. I like her. I am getting on now though and not sure anyone would have me! Plus I am set in my ways.
J: I love my Duck and Mommy! Not sure there is room or anyone else. I did take Willow June to the Prom and she is very pretty but her Daddy says she too little to have a boyfriend. L: I went to the prom with Sooty Paws. He is a lovely, shiny black panfur and very handsome. He is currently away on holiday at the moment but has promised me a gift when he comes back. We might start going on dates. I am hoping he will ask me. Daddy said I’m too little as I’m not yet 2 but we will see.
KM: I think anyone will be lucky to date you guys! You are all so much fun! If you were to go on a date, what would a perfect day/night look like? R: As long as it involved food I would be there! Obviously there would be a young lady too and a nice moonlit walk, paw in paw, a nice meal and a nap would be just lovely.
J: Can I take Mommy? and Duck? L: I would like to go somewhere sophisticated like afternoon tea at the Ritz, with tuna sandwiches and tunatinis. I could wear a pretty pink dress. Perhaps Sooty Paws could take me?
KM: That sounds wonderful Roger and Lottie! Ummm.. Jimmy… you can’t take your Mommy on your date… (Whispers to Roger: “You better have a talk with this boy!)
What would you like to accomplish in the near future? R: I would like to finish my nap, finish my dinner and then we shall see what follows.
J: I would like to improve my sprinting time, get the bathroom to kitchen sprint down to a second and half. I’m in training. L: I would like to bring out my own cosmetics and beauty range. I am thinking of calling it Lottie Loves. It would contain floof volumiser, shine oil, nose balm and cracked paw cream. KM: I think you will all do amazing in accomplishing your future goals! Lottie, I look forward to your beauty line! Do you have anything else you would like to say? Thank you for interviewing us, it was so nice to meet you. Please pop round again soon!
KM: Thanks so much for joining me today guys! I loved spending this time with you! If you want to see what Roger, Jimmy and Lottie are up to, make sure to follow them on Instagram @catsofrainsford