Me: I have lots of questions for you. Let’s do an interview?
Lola: Really don’t want to but…
Me: Why are you so antisocial?
Lola: I am a fine cat, a Norwegian. I don’t like noises, I hate people, can’t tolerate other animals. I just like to be left alone.
Me: Wow. that’s harsh. I wish you were more social. I really would love to have another cat in the house. You know.. a playmate, a little sister or brother for you?
Lola: No thanks. I think I already made my point. Sending all 4 cats you adopted, trying to get me a sibling, back to the shelter. Remember? I guarded them by the food bowl and never let them eat any of it, bit them, hissed at them but you guys were not getting the point so I started to destroy your plantation shutters and peed on the carpet
Me: Oh Lola, I was so pissed at you. How can I forget the money I spent changing the carpet and fixing my plantation shutters. And you paid a huge price too. I want to apologize for sending you back to the shelter after I saw you pee on my carpet.
Lola: Do you have any idea how bad it was that night I spent inside of the jail with all those cats around me? When they took a picture of me to post on the shelter’s website for adoption, I knew you would see it so I made a very sad face to see if you could forgive me, come get me and take me home again.
Me: It breaks my heart to think I did that to you. When I saw your picture up on the website I crashed. I will never forget coming into to the shelter, crying my eyes out and taking you out of that cage. Gosh Lola, mommy is so sorry ok?
Me: What’s your favorite things to do?
Lola: Hmm… I love destroying strings from shoe strings to Iphone headset and charger cables. But I think my favorite thing to do is really hiding stuff like chapsticks, your car key, Maya’s hair clips, Disneyland passes and whatever card you guys leave on the table. I love hiding them under the couch or under the refrigerator, I even love to put that stuff inside of my water bowl… teeheehee it’s fun!
Me: I think it’s mean. Sometimes I think you get a weird pleasure on seeing the whole family on their knees trying to find for example, the car key when we need to leave
Lola: Yep. I love watching this scene.
Me: Who are your favorite people?
Lola: Like I said I don’t really like people, the only ones I love are you guys. You are my favorite and then daddy, he pets me a lot and the kid. Well, I kinda like the kid, she is very noisy
Me: Why do you sleep all day?
Lola: Not much to do around this house, boring. You used to buy cat toys for me but I don’t even have a window porch anymore… so I sleep.
Me: Well you kept us up all night with your cat toys…
Lola: Whatever. Please ask the kid to stop bringing her friends to see me under the bed. I’m under the bed for privacy and no, I won’t stop hissing to them, don’t like them at all. And please change my water bowl every day or I will continue to remind you only around 3am.
Me: You know kitty cat, you put on this tough face and seem like you are always in a bad mood but daddy and I know you are a very sweet baby girl. You never ever bit or scratched anyone, I always loved the way you protected Maya when she was a baby, you never left her side. Every time she cried you did not know what to do, you meowed, you ran up and down the stairs, I felt bad and you would only calm down when she was ok. Thank you for never leaving my side when I’m sad or sick, you know when I need to feel your
love fur. You bring so much joy to this house… sometimes I can almost understand what you are trying to tell us. I’ve never seen a cat that talks so much. Last but not least, I think you have the cutest pink nose on the planet.