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Interviews With Cats: Beautiful Bisou The Tabby!

Interviews With Cats: Beautiful Bisou The Tabby!

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Welcome back to another installment of Interviews With Cats! This week we "chat" with Bisou the tabby whom you may know from Instagram (@bisouthecat) - she's always wearing a flower crown or adorably perched on a wooden table. Can you believe this refined meowdel used to be a feral kitty? Another win for #AdoptDontShop!


Q: Tell us about yourself! Name, nickname, age, city, siblings, etc.

A: Hi there! Thanks so much for having me on the blog. My name is Bisou and I live in Portland, Oregon with my mom and dad. My furriends call me Bibi, Boo or Coo. Sometimes people mistake me for a boy; for the record, I’m a girl! I’m 3 years old. Technically 3 ½. We like to count half birthdays in our family, because on your half birthday you get special treats and extra belly rubs.

Hellloooo up there!

Hellloooo up there!

Q: Is there a special story behind your name?

A: It means kiss in French! I think when mom named me, she was hoping I’d take to my namesake and love giving her kisses. Unfortunately for mom, I’m not a big fan of kisses. She never gives up though, and sometimes we clunk our heads together when I’m going in for a cheek rub and she’s trying to lay a big smooch on me!

Ready for smoochies!!

Ready for smoochies!!

Q: What’s the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to you?

A: We had just moved into a tiny apartment. There wasn’t much space for me to pounce around, or many good nap spots. Then one day, there was a lot of banging and clattering. When I came out from the closet where I’d been hiding from all the commotion, the living room wall had been transformed into a jungle gym! Mom and dad had attached three crates to the wall for me to jump on! I loved napping on them, bird watching from them, and towering above human visitors from the highest one! We live in a bigger apartment now, but my crates are still one of my favorite places to be.

When I’m not jumping on my crate wall, I’m – yup – sleeping!

When I’m not jumping on my crate wall, I’m – yup – sleeping!

Q: Tell us about your best day ever:

A: The best day of my life was the day mom adopted me! I was a scrappy feral kitty for the first year of my life, until I was trapped, vaccinated and spayed. Eventually I ended up the Oregon Humane Society, where I hid in a corner, avoiding eye contact with the other cats for almost a week before mom found me. Mom hugged me tight and I heard her say she was going to take me home. But then I was put back in with the other cats! I was very confused, and as mom waved goodbye I put my paw up on the glass to say “don’t leave without me!”. I was so sad and lonely until the next morning, when mom came back to get me! It turned out she needed a day to get my food, litter box and toys ready. It was the happiest day of my life!

I knew meowmy couldn’t leave these cryin’ eyes behind!

I knew meowmy couldn’t leave these cryin’ eyes behind!

Q: What’s your favorite treat?

A: I love anything fishy, and anything my mom makes because she makes my treats heart shaped!

Q: What’s your favorite holiday and why?

A: I love Christmas because I have my very own stocking! It says “I Fish You a Merry Christmas.” Santa fills it with treats and toys for me to find on Christmas morning.

I “fish” I had a fish in my mouf right now!

I “fish” I had a fish in my mouf right now!

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I already have my dream job! I’m a meowdel for Crafts and a Cat, the blog I write with my mom. I’m such a natural at meowdeling, I even do it in my sleep sometimes.

“I’m a m-model, you know what I mean?”

“I’m a m-model, you know what I mean?”

Q: What’s your favorite toy and why?

A: I love anything that will go flying across the floor for me to chase. My current favorite is two bobby pins stuck together!

Q: Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?

A: I’m a wonderful conversationalist! When I was first adopted, I didn’t make a peep, and struggled to speak for a long time (like many feral cats). Sometimes I’d open my mouth and no sounds would come out. How frustrating! But ever since I got the hang of chatting, I haven’t stopped! My favorite thing to say is, “uh uh!” That’s my answer when mom and dad ask if I want a cat sibling.

For now, this plant will have to do.

For now, this plant will have to do.

A: I have a very independent spirit. Mom and dad wish I would snuggle up with them more!

Q: What’s your favorite color?

A: I can’t pick a favorite because I love all the colors, and the flashier the better! Like this toy I have that has rainbow tinsel attached. I go crazy for it! Is shiny a color? If so, it’s my favorite.

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Q: Do you have a favorite pastime?

A: Unfortunately, between my beauty sleep, meowdeling and blogging, I don’t have much time left for hobbies. But when I do get a little free time, I love to watch Netflix with mom and dad. My current favorites are The Great British Bake Off and A Cat in Paris.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?

A: My mom and I just launched our blog, www.craftsandacat.com. Mom writes about DIY projects, recipes, and home and garden ideas, and I meowdel. In our first posts, we grew cat grass, went blueberry picking and made blueberry and chicken cat treats!

Hoping my cuteness will help this cat grass grow faster!

Hoping my cuteness will help this cat grass grow faster!

Help Woody Celebrate International Cat Day By Giving Him A Fur-Ever Home

Help Woody Celebrate International Cat Day By Giving Him A Fur-Ever Home

Can You Spot The Cat Hidden In This Optical Illusion?

Can You Spot The Cat Hidden In This Optical Illusion?