A] Personal Details
Best read in French accent
“Tèa (pronounced Teh-ah) if you please.”
Your 2 Leggeds Names?
“My main 2 legged is French Charming, but there are his 2 kids Mini Frenchie and Poupette, and the American, Kkatch. It’s crazy because it seems random when they are here. Some are here one week but not the next. Sometimes I have French Charming all to myself.”
Are you a specific feline breed or just your ordinary Moggie?
“I’m just a black cat but far from ordinary!”
How old Are You?
“I’m 17 but I don’t look my age at all, maybe because I’m French.”
Do you run your household? If yes ….. how?
“Well, I don’t control them, but I do try to make everything about me as much as possible. I make sure to have their attention whenever they are home.”
Do you live in the house, or outside or ‘Meh’ “I live where l want!”
“I’m an indoor kitty, I do go out on the balcony at times to yell at the pigeons, but that is all.”
Where abouts in the world do you live?
“I live in Bordeaux, France. I’ve moved a few times with my 2 leggeds but always places in France.”
B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring
Are you an outdoorsy type of Kat, or exclusively indoor comfortable?
“Always indoors. I have everything I need there, why would l go out?”
What type of exercise to take part in?
“Exercise? Es-tu sérieux? I’m an old lady now! Occasionally I play a little hide and seek with the 2 leggeds, or if I feel a little spunky I’ll take off running through the apartment for no apparent reason, slide across the floor, jump on the couch and try to get behind one of the cushions. Trust me, that is energetic!”
When out and about are you an intrepid explorer and love to go walkabout or do you prefer to stay within your home territory?
“I don’t explore much since I stay indoors.”
Do your 2 leggeds play with you?
“Oui, they play hide and seek. They try to entice me with toys but I’ve outgrown toys. The younger 2 leggeds try to carry me like a baby, but I hate that and quickly force them to put me down…I still have my claws, oh yes indeed!”
Do you do any ‘typical’ Katty things that you enjoy, but maybe your 2 leggeds don’t?
“I love to walk around their heads at night while they sleep, it seems to irritate them a lot! I also like to sleep under the covers.”
Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“Well, most recently, Kkatch was playing hide and seek with me. When I want to end the game I run and jump to my place on the couch. The last time I didn’t quite make the jump and ended up falling down the side of the couch – merde!”
Do your 2 leggeds allow you to bring home any goodies from the outside that maybe you have hunted?
“I don’t get a chance to hunt so instead I eat my croquettes (dry food) too fast and regurgitate it somewhere they will definitely find it.”
Do you have favourite toys and if so what are they?
“I kind of like to play with the electrical cords behind the tv…it really irritates them and l simply don’t know why??”
Are you allow to freely scratch inside the house?
“I can scratch the rugs, but not the furniture. My routine is to go to Mini Frenchie’s room and scratch his rug every night before bed.”
Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them or do you have to stay with friends or within a ‘Cattery?’
“Oh No, I’m too old and set in my ways for all of that. I stay home and Queen Charming or the upstairs neighbors come and check on me. I enjoy my alone time but when the 2 leggeds return home I speak my mind for a good 30 Minutes to them. You know “Hey where have you been? Why did you leave me alone? Do you know what I had to deal with while you were gone? My litter box needs to be cleaned. I know I have water but I want it changed.” That sort of guilt trip thing, you know?”
Are you given treats? Too few or just right? What are your favourites?
“Mm, let me see my favorite treat is yogurt. When they are enjoying their yogurts after dinner, I come and beg for some and they let me lick the container. They also share ice cream with me.”
Are you fed a nutritional diet? What type of diet is it?
“Yes, they feed me croquettes for older kitties. I don’t like any of the others.”
Do you enjoy it or is it boring?
“It’s boring, but what can you do? At least they do share their yogurt and ice cream.”
Do you eat it every day, or sometimes refuse to?
“I eat it every day…again, sometimes I eat too quickly and vomit. I am old, it happens.”
D] Your Personal Feline Katz Stuff
Are you a vocal Kat or quiet and unamused?
“Oh yes, I’m very vocal. I yell at my 2 leggeds for being away. I yell at the pigeons that watch me… l yell!”
Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“No, not really. Everything I do is for my own comfort … it’s all about ‘Miaou!”
Do you have a bed of your own or simply share everyone’s?
“This is how l like to sleep”
“My bed is where French Charming sleeps. I sleep in Kkatch’s spot when she isn’t there. When she is there, I like to get right between them … snuggly!”
Are you an early riser, or a late napper? Are you in early of an evening or a dirty stop-out?
“I like a lot of sleep, keeps me young looking.”
“I am vocal when it’s time for bed. I do wander around at night and walk around their heads. In the morning I like to sleep in, l have earned it l feel.”
How much alone time or ‘just you’ time do you have?
“Going somewhere … again?”
“It’s random. When Kkatch is there I’m not alone much. Other times when she is gone, French Charming is working and may be gone for a few days at a time. I really don’t like for them to leave!”
Are you into the whole affection thing at all, or is it on your terms only?
“It’s on my terms. I like to be petted but not held. I can lay on the two leggeds only if it’s my choice. I like to cuddle next to the 2 leggeds … my way … only!”
Do you like being hugged, belly tickled and so on?
“Non. I like my head and ears scratched and my back. But DO NOT touch my belly or I will bite. Most assuredly ‘ne pas!”
Do your 2 leggeds make you dress up?
“Not much, as I don’t enjoy it.”
Do you tolerate photos or do you like posing for them?
“Ok, take take the pic.”
“Most of the time I have the “Sérieusement is this really necessary” look for photos. It’s funny to see how many times they will keep trying to get the picture. Sometimes I give in. … parfois!”
“They have a habit of taking photos of me while I sleep. I don’t understand what’s so funny about that.”
Do you have a friendly vet?
“He’s matter of fact, he doesn’t bother me and I don’t bother him.”
Do your 2 leggeds talk to you in meow and does it really make any sense?
“They just speak to me normally. Kkatch speaks to me in English…I don’t know how she figured out that I could understand! She also coined new nicknames for me that I never had before such as Kiki and Kiki McGee…where did that come from? It’s not even French!! Qu’est-ce que ça signifie?”
Do you share the household with other companions, perhaps a K9 or ‘’other’’ species? If so what are the others, or indeed the K9’s name?
“No, I’m an only 4 legged child.”
Do your 2 leggeds insist on bathing you or do you simply say NO?
“I keep myself so clean, their friends ask if they bathe me, but they don’t!”
What would be your purrfect day?
“My purrfect day would be where I get to lounge all day alone, yelling at the pigeons. Then when the 2 leggeds come home, they would share their meat and yogurt and ice creams with me. And then a relaxing night sleeping on their pillows by their heads. Magnifique!”
Finally, in your own words tell us something about both you and your 2 leggeds that the questions haven’t touched on or asked about – something unique …
“I think that since I’ve been with French Charming and Kkatch (I was with the ex of French Charming until just 3 years ago when she decided she didn’t want me anymore) I have a great life! I get lots of attention and they know what I like and what I don’t like. I’m a bilingual kitty now too. Life is good!”
Maybe you have a Blog like me, or run your own website, or … even social media, like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram?
“No I leave all the social media and blogging to Kkatch.”
My special thanks to Tèa and KKatch and French Charming, for taking the time to purrticipate in our Feline Katz questionnaire and share with us what makes a truly French kitty …. err French and young, and stylish! Age is just a number Tèa as you know and you carry it beautifully!
Don’t forget to check out KKatch and Finding French Charming’s Blog, it really is a giggle!
Thank you all once again for completing our questionnaire.
If you are interested in purrticipaing please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and l will email you back with the questionnaire.
Thank you so much!
Scrappy Doodlepip and the Just Bloke Guy Aka Dad!