So apparently it's Answer Your Cat's Question Day and my mum didn't tell me about it (actually, she didn't know about it, either).
Now, if I can catch her attention, we will begin the interview.
|Come on, Mum, stop staring at your laptop and listen to me.|
Marie: Ok, Athena. I'm listening. Ask away.
Athena: Why do you keep staring at the laptop all day, anyway?
Marie: You know why, sweetie. I have to work so I can give you a good life.
Athena: I already have a good life.
Marie: I want to make it even better. Besides, what else can I do when you're asleep? I get bored easily.
Athena: Sleep more. It works for me.
Marie: Yes, I wish I could!
Athena: What is so interesting on that box in the corner of the room with the little people moving about in it that you like to watch at night?
Marie: It's a television, Athena. I watch because I'm bored and am usually too tired to do anything else by then.
Athena: Why do you watch other kitties on-line and on Animal Planet? Am I not enough for you?
Marie: Oh, Athena, baby, you know you are my world and I love you very much. But I enjoy looking at other kitties and learning about them. I do it so I can understand the cat world better. I find it so interesting and that's one thing I don't watch because I'm bored!
Athena: Why can't you play with me all day?
Marie: Because I'm getting older and tire easily, sweetie. Anyway, I play with you a lot, it's just that you seem to prefer sleeping most of the day!
Athena: Why do you drink such smelly drinks like coffee and wine?
Marie: Because I like them. One wakes me up and keeps me going, and the other helps me unwind after a stressful day. I know I should drink more water like you, but I can't.
Athena: Why do you nod your head in time to the music in your iPod when you're writing? When I sit on our bed and watch you from behind you look so funny headbanging that I want to jump on your head.
Marie: I listen to music through headphones so as not to disturb you, Athena. Just don't jump on my head, OK? Your poor old mum might have a heart attack, and who else will look after you so well? Now, get back to sleep! You are due another nap now, aren't you?
Athena: Mum, I just wanna say that I knew you were my mum as soon as you walked through the door of the cat shelter and I love you so much. You are the best mum in the whole world!
Marie: I love you too, my sweet pretty girl. I knew you would be my baby as soon as I touched your paw and looked into your beautiful eyes. Love ya, xxxx