I decided that I would like to interview a celebrity. I asked my bipeds for advice about this and they said that I should start small to gain some experience. I gave that some thought and decided to interview Pippin – cats are fairly small!
Pippin has star status because he featured in one of my tales – Inspector Clowie.
Clowie: Thank you for joining me for this interview.
Pippin: That’s purrfectly fine.
C: May I ask you how you came to live with our bipeds?
P: They found me behind the fridge.
C: I don’t mean to be rude, but that sounds like one of those stories that bipeds tell – the stork brought you, we found you under a gooseberry bush, we found you behind the fridge.
P: No, no, it wasn’t our fridge, it was the fridge in a different house – and I remember it quite clearly.
C: Would you care to explain what you were doing behind the fridge?
P: I was trying to get away from my brothers and sisters!
C: Didn’t you like them?
P: It wasn’t that, I enjoyed playing with them some of the time. I just felt the need to have some space of my own and I wanted some independence.
C: I can understand that – I was one of eleven, the pick of the litter in fact.
P: I was really quite pleased when our bipeds chose me from my brothers and sisters and took me home with them. I immediately set about exploring my new home.
C: You weren’t worried about leaving your mother?
P: Well, I was a little bit sorry about that, but I was very pleased to get away from my brothers and sisters. My mother did her best for us, but she was very young and inexperienced.
C: And your father?
P: I never met my father. I don’t think he was what my mother’s bipeds had in mind for her, but the young bipeds left the window open and my mother went out for the evening and she met my father. I think he charmed her and here I am.
C: He left her?
P: Well, her bipeds refused to let her see him again, so I’m told. They didn’t think he was good enough for her – he’s a farm cat and she’s Siamese. But I never saw him trying to get to see us. I think he was too busy hunting and fighting to be a house cat.
C: Did you settle into your new home quickly?
P: Yes, as I said, I set about exploring it as soon as I arrived – I was thrilled to discover that our bipeds had thought of everything I need. I was delighted to be living with our bipeds.
C: I think you moved in with them in the year 2 BC?
P: What’s BC?
C: Before Clowie!
P: I know that you have your own blog now, but I hadn’t realised you have your own calendar as well!
C: What other calendar is there?
P: Well, there’s the Chinese calendar.
C: Oh yes, doesn’t that have the year of the dog?
P: Do you want me to go and hide behind the fridge again?
C: No, I don’t think you’d fit behind there now!
P: That’s true, I’ve grown a lot since those days. I’m glad I no longer feel the need to hide from my family.
C: I’m glad about that as well. I hope you’ll tell me some more about your experiences another time. Thank you.
See you next Wednesday!