Interviews With Cats: Sirius Black, A Truly "Bewitching" Kitty!
Today we are sharing our Interview with an abso-cat-ly "bewitching" black kitty - Sirius Black Cat! Part of a wizardly clan, Sirius is a true adventurer who enjoys hiking, Halloween (obviously), and a variety of meaty treats. Read all about his antics MEOW!
Q: Tell us about yourself! Name, nickname, age, city, siblings, etc.
A: My name is Sirius Black! I am a year and a half years old. My human calls me a bunch of different nicknames including – Munchkin (I used to not be huge), Stinks (when I was a kitten I had a stinky bum), Handsome (because I am). I share my abode with Merlin, Rasputin, and Weasley. We live in Buffalo, NY.
Q: Is there a special story behind your name?
A: My human has a thing for fantasy literature (if you haven’t noticed) and we are all named after wizards! She always wanted a cat named after one of her favorite wizards – Severus Snape. Before I came, that’s what she called me! When I first came, that’s what she called me! After meeting me though, she quickly saw I was no Severus Snape. I am super handsome, popular, and brave – all traits of the real Sirius Black!
Q: What’s the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to you?
A: Since I love to go on adventures, it is hard to highlight one adventure that stands out as the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me! One of my favorites is when I went pumpkin picking with the human and her friend. I got to ride in a cart, lead them through the cornmaze, pick out a pumpkin, and go out to lunch! It was a full day.
Q: Tell us about your best day ever:
A: My best day ever was on October 29th of last year. Human took me to Sourland Mountain Preserve (when we lived in New Jersey) and it was the height of fall. All the leaves were changing, there were boulders everywhere that I got to jump on, and a little creek I could wade in! I had so much fun leaping from boulder to boulder and climbing trees. And the leaves were an excellent backdrop for my black pelt.
Q: What’s your favorite treat?
A: My absolute favorite treats are fish fillets, chicken wings, and chicken drumsticks! I get one every time I come back from an adventure and I know it! As soon as I pass through the front door I run to the fridge to get my treat.
Q: Tell us about a time you got in trouble with your meowmy (or cat dad):
A: Me? Trouble? Never! Oh wait there is one time! Human makes jewelry out of gemstones. They are all in their own containers. One day I knocked on over and mixed them all up! Human wasn’t happy about having to go through them all and have to sort them. Oops.
Q: What’s your favorite holiday and why?
A: I love them all! I liked Christmas last year because I got to go on a road trip with Human and I got to wear a sweater. I also like Halloween because I am a black cat and I like to spread black cat awareness that black cats rule!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to continue to be an adventure cat and I would like to be a therapy cat! I haven’t really been able to be a therapy cat yet. But I would love to visit nursing homes, hospitals, and schools to make everyone happy (and get pets).
Q: What’s your favorite toy and why?
A: I loooooooove the teasers that Hyendry makes! Especially the “Nekkid Ewe Teez” and “Nekkid Bunny Hop” – Hyendry uses all natural furs and feathers in their toys and they just smell and taste DELICIOUS! Their wands also stand up to my rough play.
Q: Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?
A: I am adventure cat! I like to go on adventures with my human. What are some of the adventures we go on? Anything and everything! I have gone rock climbing, hiking, kayaking. I even like going on walks around the city and meeting new people! I also know some commands like “sit, paw, and beg.”
A: I like to rub against Human’s laptop, causing it close when she is working on it. Obviously she should be petting me instead of working!
Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Black! Obviously.
Q: Do you have a best friend? If so, who?
A: Weasley, who lives with me, is my favorite kitty to play with here at home! Sometimes Weasley does not like to play with me though. You’d think he would considering we’re both named after Harry Potter characters! Another friend whom I don’t get to see very often is my human’s sister’s dog, Derby. He is cool and looks like a woof and I like to follow him around and sniff stuff. I even go swimming with him in the creek!
Q: Do you have a favorite pastime?
A: Adventuring! I get ridiculously excited when I hear the jingle of my collar and the velcro of my harness! As soon as I hear that I start to purr, rub on EVERYTHING, and flipflop roll on the floor with excitement. I LOVE riding in the car and going to places to explore and sniff!
Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
A: I am a savannah cat! What’s a savannah cat? 5 generations ago, I was mixed with a wild cat named a serval. There are other savannah cats that are closer to a wild cat though. One of my missions is to spread the word that savannah cats are great cats, companions, and pets! Sadly, there’s some folks out there that think otherwise and have banned us in cities and states. Why? I have no idea because I know my breed and I are awesome!