Interview with Fluffster:
(E) Hi Fluffster – thank you for allowing us to interview you today! How does it feel to be our Valentine Issue cover kitty?
(F) Oh Meow! I’m purrfectly delighted to be your feature cat! If I had known that at the time of the photoshoot, I would have worn my bowtie to look especially spiffy. But I suppose my usual handsome floof will have to do.
(E) Well, I think you look very handsome even without a tie! Could you give us a little background about your life up to this point?
(F) Well, I suppose mine isn’t that different from many rescue kitties longing for their forever homes – I have traded tales with many a cat and kitten I’ve crossed paws…er, paths with, but I can certainly detail a bit more about my own experience. I had a good life from kittenhood with 2 other cats and a mom who really did adore us, but things there went a bit – as you say – “south” as our mom started losing her sight. One of my fellow cats saw their advantage and became food possessive to the point where I wasn’t being able to get any food. It became a dire situation, but I hear that mom is in a safe living place and I have made a wonderful recovery thanks to the Magicats ladies. It was tough with my malnourished state and needed dental work, but I’m back to being a sophisticated, healthy guy ready to love a new family. You’ll notice my floof right away – I feel like a part of my ancestry included some Himalayan, but I’m a smaller guy so your guess about my ancestry mix is as good as mine. Started out with the name Fluffy, but with my maturity it was changed to Fluffster. I approve of that change!
(E) Sounds like a rough path to recovery for you. Did that change how you perceived your world or change what you needed from your home?
(F) It was rough, but I’ve heard from cats with a far rougher life start so I tend to think I had some guardian kitty angels watching over me at the rough part that helped me through. Remember, I had a great start – others are not so fortunate. It did give me a perspective shift and I can be a bit fearful of strangers and overbearing cats. My bout with horrible malnutrition has made me very picky about my eating schedule – while I like the occasional nibble of kibble, I require a half can of Friskies moist turkey and giblets twice a day. That isn’t too much to ask from a new home, is it?
(E) I don’t think so. With your background, it sounds very reasonable. How has your time in foster care gone?
(F) I can’t say enough good things about the lovely Magicats ladies who have opened their homes to me. I have been moved between 3 different foster homes due to circumstances changing, but the care at each has been excellent. I owe my life and recovery to them. And I’ve met so many other amazing cats! Every story is unique with all having the hope of finding new homes to love them forever. The kittens looking upon life with endless hope and excitement while the older cats who have seen a thing or two have a quieter, more reserved hope – but hope still. While my story is interesting, I hope your readers will take a moment to look at the other worthy cats in Magicats care.
(E) You are a very considerate fellow Fluffster! Any of our readers, even if they aren’t able to adopt a rescue cat, are welcome to contact us to find out how they can help with Magicats’ rescue work. That said, what would your ideal home be?
(F) Hm…… my ideal new forever home…… I get along very well with mature adults so any children would need to be respectful – not totally ruling children out, but not my best connections. Other cat inhabitants would need to be very generous and congenial. I’d really rather no dogs to share spaces with – no need to ruin my floof with dog drool. I’ve lived with a dog…not my saucer of milk. Once I become familiar with the household, I’m happy to help around the house such as kitchen supervision and keeping you in conversation while you are home. And I need someone responsible so my feeding requirements are followed.
(E) Sounds very doable for a new home requirement list – I hope this article helps you find that home! Any last thoughts for our readers to know?
(F) I think I have said what needs to be said about me – I suppose if a potential home as any other questions, they know how to get in contact with the Magicats ladies. And remember, just because we are “mature” doesn’t mean we don’t have love to give! Everyone deserves some feline love – especially on Valentine’s Day!