Welcome to another great edition of Katdid Konversation with your host, Me! Kitty Mojito!
Today I am talking to a very special furriend of mine! Please say hello to Lando! He just turned 2 yesterday, September 9th!! He tells me his hometown is Mos Eisley on Planet Tatooine (Nomadic)!
KM: Welcome to Katdid Konversations Lando! Before we start, I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family. Shall we start by talking about how you came to find your human?
L: I was born to a feral mother in Fresno, CA and at one month old, I was cold and scared so I climbed into the warm engine bay of a car. The next morning, that car drove to the county fair with me still in it. The person who owned the car heard me when they arrived. I thought they would help me but instead they pulled me out and tied me to a chain link fence just high enough that I couldn’t get down. A really nice woman and her children heard me crying and rescued me from the fence. First they took me home but their dogs didn’t like me and my savior was scared that they would hurt me. So she took me to the place where she got her dogs fixed. They don’t take stray animals and told her to take me to the shelter. She knew that if she did that it would be a death sentence for me. In Fresno and most of California they automatically put down black cats from the end of September to the first week of November. My savior called a friend who put her in touch with a rescue that my Humon volunteered with. The rescue called my Humon to ask if they would pick me up from her. The Humon agreed and asked where they were and the rescue said that she was in the parking lot of the Spay/ Neuter clinic. It just so happened that the Humon was sitting in the very same lot waiting to pick up Master Skywalker who was getting spayed. The savior was actually parked two cars over and the Humon went to their car. My savior pulled me out of an old dog bed and as soon as the Humon saw me, they knew that I was meant to be with them. I was big for my age and they thought I was two months old. I was a big, black fluff ball and covered in oil and break dust. After they retrieved Master Skywalker, they took me to their home, cleaned me up, and we’ve been together ever since.
KM: Oh my! What a story to start off with! It is just heartbreaking that so called ‘shelters’ put down black cats (or any cats!) just like that. Describe a day in your life.
L: Nap in da sun or behind da monitor. Eat breakfast and smack around da Padawans for a bit. Take a nap in da shade in da afternoon. Have a midday snack of either whatever da Humon is having for lunch or Temptation. Climb my favorite tree and smack da Padawans around some more. Take another nap in da sun. Beat up my BroFur Finn and run around chasing da Padawans. Help da Humon eat their dinner, den sleep behind da monitor. Once the Humon goes to bed, I plot world domination.
KM: That is one busy day you have going on! What do you REALLY think of your human?
L: Dat they belong to me and dey are da best Humon minion a cat could ask for.
KM: What is your most favorite kind of food?
L: Sheba cuts! I won’t eat any other brand! Temptation treats, cheddar cheese, chicken and tuna, goat’s milk anything.
KM: OOh sounds delicious! I have never had this Sheba cuts before! They sound yummy! If you had to choose one toy to play with, what would that be?
L: My BroFur
KM: Haha! You are too funny Lando! Not sure how Finn feels about being your toy! LOL! How would you describe your sense of style?
L: I’m sexy and I know it.
KM: Definitely! What are your thoughts on dogs and other animals?
L: Well I mez Papa is a pug so I be good with almost all doggiez. I really, really hate birds! Dey only be good for eating. Az long az dey know I iz in charge I iz good wit other catz.
KM: If you could make one wish, what would it be?
L: Dat da Humon could raise enough money to start dare Sanctuary so dat other Black and Feral Cats dat are not az lucky az me can be saved and have a safe place to live out dare lifez.
KM: That is a very special wish indeed! I think if we all help spread the word about it, we can help the Humon raise the much needed money. The sanctuary sounds like an amazing place. Do you have any special skills?
L: I iz a Je’Daii and Iz usez mez mind tricks to control da Humon.
KM: Oooh ! Mind control!! I don’t have that kind of skill sadly! What do you value most in life?
L: My Humon and my BroFur Finn.
KM: Considering the political climate today, how do you feel about more cats getting into politics and making the world kinder?
L: Sure, if dey want too! Whatever floatz dare boat be okay wit mez.
KM: Instagram is a great place to make friends. What do you like/ don’t like about social media?
L: Iz meet mez girlfriend, Tilda on IG so dat be mez most favorite ting. Dat people usez it do harm be mez least favorite ting.
KM: Sweet Tilda! You guys make an adorable couple! Tell us a bit more about her!
L: Mez girlfriend Tilda, she be the SisFur of @godric_and_jojo_show. Mez favorite ting about her iz her eyez and her fierce attitude. She’z got lotz of spunk and iz strong enough to control her BroFurz. Her Meowmy iz da Humon’z pawtner in saving unwanted kittiez. Datz how wez meet.
KM: If you were to go on a date, what would a perfect day/night look like?
L: Dat be between mez and Tilda. Diz cat be a gentlecat and dare are sometings dat Iz just don’t share.
KM: Fair enough! You don’t want to ruin any surprises 🙂 What would you like to accomplish in the near future?
L: In da nearest future, another nap but after dat I’d like to help change how peoplez see Black Catz. Show dem our beauty and dat dare superstitions are unfounded. In many placez in diz big world, Black Catz be good luck not bad luck but in America, people still believe dat wez be bad. Black Cats be the most overlooked and unwanted catz and kittenz of all da different color of catz. Black and Feral Cats are da first to be euthanized in shelters all across da US. Diz will only change when people realize da uniqueness and beauty of both typez of catz.
KM: A great message to share indeed! Do you have anything else you would like to say?
L: Adopt don’t shop and pick a Black Cat or Kitten because you will be saving a life and getting da best companion youz could ever ask for.
KM: That is so important! Never shop! Always adopt! There are so many animals in shelters, desperate for a forever home! Lando, thank you so much for chatting with me! You and your human does so much life saving work! We are all very proud to call you friends 🙂
If you would like to follow Lando and his family on their amazing adventures or would like to donate towards their sanctuary fund, please connect on Instagram @landosolofund