Interviews With Cats: Poonchic, The Most Dog-Like Cat
For this installment of "Interviews With Cats," we talk to a really cool, clothes-wearing, dog-like cat - Poonchic! Poonchic is not your ordinary feline - he enjoys car rides while wearing his finest threads, and was the only cat to win an award at the 2015 World Dog Awards! Join the 7,000 of us who keep up with his adventures on Instagram and read his interview straight ahead!
Q: Tell us about yourself! Name, nickname, age, city, siblings, etc.
A: Well depends on who you are asking. Most agree and call me a Menswear Cat, Heart-Throb, Handsome, or even the Cat Guru but I only respond to Poonchic. I am 2.5 years old and I choose to live in California, as nothing beats driving fast and feeling the wind and warmth of the sunshine under your fur. It’s very liberating.
Q: Is there a special story behind your name?
A: Well the people I have employed to look after me come from Persia, and apparently there is a sweet and fluffy delicacy similar to a cream doughnut there called Poonchic. Naturally they named me after this sweet, delicious thing.
Q: What’s the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to you?
A: Hmmm…. There are tons of exciting stories in my life because I love adventures, going out and doing crazy stuff but I should say winning the Most Dog Like Cat award in the World Dog Awards 2015 was the most exciting thing that happened to me. I got to see lots of famous people like Paris Hilton and George Lopez - and I was the only CAT amongst all the dogs in that show! They also served a delicious catnip martini at the end of the ceremony!
Q: Tell us about your best day ever:
A: What do you mean EVER?! Every day I wake up thinking today is going to be better than yesterday, and it always is. Every day there is something I have never done before, a road I've never driven before, birds I haven’t seen at the park before, and most importantly - food I have never tasted before! I love my food you know.
I loooove car rides and every day that I get a chance to go out of the house and feel the fresh air in my moustache is a great day for me. I love to stick out my head out of the car when the car is moving. Sometimes other cats think that I am weird, but they don’t know what they are missing!!!
Q: What’s your favorite treat?
A: Tuna, chicken and steak. I am considering going vegetarian once a week to help the planet. Arnold is right you know! I love my Fancy Feast treats and I like to try some of the new flavours every once in a while.
Q: Tell us about a time you got in trouble with your meowmy (or cat dad)
A: I don’t like sharing, so I hate it when my employees (... they think they own me!) have people stay at my house overnight. So I make sure they know I am not happy. Mostly by meowing loudly at the guest until they give in and go to their own bedroom. I don’t get into trouble with my employees - they might get in trouble with me!
Q: What’s your favorite holiday and why?
A: Of course Christmas is my favourite holiday because I always receive something nice from my parents! Fancy clothes are what I love the most because they just look super cool on me. I don’t like the family gatherings much ... 'specially the ones who do not have gifts for me!!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Well I want to become a professional driver. I want a Catillac and also want to do a F1 race. I love the speed, sound of the engine.
Q: What’s your favorite toy and why?
A: I like to play catch in the park - I have this lovely string I have designed myself. So I just need the staff to throw it for me and I will bring it back until I get bored. Sadly, they always find a reason to leave the park before I’m ready to leave (note to self: must talk about this in their appraisal!)
Q: Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?
I am best known for my car riding ability. I love to go out for rides and I should go out at least once day. Everyone gets excited from seeing me in the car, and I receive lots of love and attention from people. Thanks to SouthWest Airlines, I even got to have my own seat on the airplane when I flew to Los Angeles for the World Dog Awards show!
Q: What do you do that annoys your parents?
A: They have the most perfect son on earth. So it’s a privilege to be my parent really.
Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: If we are talking cars then it's blue (goes well with my wardrobe).
Q: Do you have a best friend? If so, who?
A: I should say that my parents are my best friends. We spend a lot of time together and we are completely involved in each other’s lives. My younger sister Balu, also looks up to me and it makes me try to be a better cat.
Q: Do you have a favorite pastime?
A: Drive, eat, nap!
Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
A: I think we cats need to look after our planet. I am very concerned about our consumer attitude to life. If we all look after this planet and other species, then this planet will be a better place for us all. People still hunt lions, elephants, rhinos and put their heads up in their home - all in front of cats and dogs living with them - and say they like animals. If you like them don’t shoot them, pay for their conservation.
Image Credits: Images courtesy of Poonchic and his "employees"