Good morning pawsies!
It’s a beautiful Sunday to have a chat with a wonderful furriend!
Please say hello to Wallace, a brave and adventurous cat! Wallace is currently going through some health issues but it doesn’t stop him from living his best life! I am so honoured to have this chat with him!
An Introduction by Wallace
Wallace Pepperspray is my given name stated on my documents. My Daddy calls me ‘hound dog’ because he thinks I act more like a dog than a cat. 16 years ago, I found myself at the city animal shelter. The young guys working intake named me Wallace. They told humom that I needed a dignified, “big” name to fit my big personality. I met my humom at the shelter. She was the Animal Control Officer of our city at the time. Pepperspray came into play because of a couple of silly reasons. Before I was neutered, I would spray any and everybody, looking for someone to call my own. I have black spots on my skin and fur, mixed in between some of my tiger stripes. Humom used to carry pepperspray for work. After I was neutered, they stopped calling me that. When my humans created my social media accounts, I became known as Hounddog Wallace. I also have several nicknames.
Age : Unknown. I’ve never told my humans. They rescued me almost 16 years ago. The doctor guessed I was between 2-6 when I met my forever family. It’s understood I’m at least 17.
Hometown : Kenosha, WI
KM: Thanks so much for joining me today Wallace! It is a great pleasure to be able to have this chat with you! Let’s start by talking about how you found your forever family.
W: I was picked up off the mean streets and brought to the shelter. Humom worked for the city as the Animal Control Officer. When we met, I was in the infirmary. When she’d walk through, I would stick my paw out of the cage door and cry my saddest song in hopes of catching her attention. I met my Daddy when I got home.
KM: I am so glad you got her attention and she took you home! Describe a day in your life.
W: Blessed. I start and finish my days feeling safe and loved. I never know exactly what new adventure awaits us but we have them everyday. I go all over town, meet new people and visit interesting places.
KM: You definitely have the most interesting life! I love following your adventures! What do you REALLY think of your humans?
W: I love them, unconditionally!
KM: Aww! You are just too sweet! What is your most favourite kind of food?
W: Broiled wild salmon steak.
KM: That is some great taste in food you have! If you had to choose one toy to play with, what would that be?
W: My ice fishing rod, with the correct string tie on the end. No toy attached to the “hoodie” string, just that.
KM: How would you describe your sense of style?
W: Timeless. Classic. Cool.
KM: What are your thoughts on dogs and other animals?W: I try not to think about them. I had traumatic experiences with both cats and dogs as a youngster. I’ll tolerate them and stand my ground. I’d much rather be in the company of humans. I’m cool and even curious about all other animals.
KM: If you could make one wish, what would it be?
W: I could live and spend time with my Team Wallace longer.
KM: Oh we all wish the same thing for you. You are such a kind soul and we all want you to be here with us for as long as you can. Do you have any special skills?
W: Many. After I went deaf, I learned sign language. I swim, hunt and fish. I can open doors and play fetch. I enjoy riding in my bike basket and boats without a harness or leash. When I was younger, I would skateboard. I’m good at sledding and enjoyed it last winter. My most special skill is that I can bring smiles to people’s faces. Even bringing joy to those that aren’t “cat people”. If I look at my humans a certain way, I can get them to do anything for me.
KM: Wow! You have so many amazing skills, Wallace! What do you value most in life?
W: Love… giving and receiving.
KM: Considering the political climate today, how do you feel about more cats getting into politics and making the world kinder?
W: I’m all fur it. The world needs more kindness.
KM: Instagram is a great place to make friends. What do you like/ don’t like about social media?
W: Team Wallace and I have had an amazing experience with it. The only regret would be that my silly humans set up my Facebook account as a human page instead of a “fan”, nonhuman page. We had the account for at least 18 months before it was taken down. We completely lost hundreds and hundreds of contacts, photos and art. Team Wallace was hurt and pissed by that and hasn’t gone back yet. That’s why I went to an IG account. I still have my YouTube channel. Check it out ‘Hounddog Wallace’.
KM: I will definitely be checking out the YouTube channel! Do you have a special someone in your life?
W: My humans are very special and mean the world to me.
KM: If you were to go on a date, what would a perfect day/night look like?
W: Calm, cool and relaxed.
KM: What would you like to accomplish in the near future?
W: I am the president of The HoundDog Rocketry Club. The engineer is working on the HoundDog2 rocket now. We have our class 1 certification so we can build bigger, faster, go higher. I hope for a successful launch before the weather turns.
KM: You never stop doing amazing things! That is just fabulous! Do you have anything else you would like to say?
W: Even though the doctors have given me only 3-6 months to live, I will fight on. Every day has been a blessing and I am very grateful for what I have been given. If you would like to know more about my current health conditions or are able to make a donation to my medical fund, please visit my Go Fund Me account at Hounddog Wallace Medical Fund. It has been a treat getting to know you. I hope I was able to answer your questions so that you might get to know me a little better. Thank you. The adventure continues…
Thanks so much for taking time to chat with me!
If you would like to follow the amazing adventures of Wallace on Instagram, please check him out at @hounddog_wallace
Please consider donating to the Hounddog Wallace Medical Fund at www.gofundme.com/hounddog-wallace-medical-fund