Thursday, February 24, 2011

BLOGGERS + CATS...

It was sweet Pompon who first gave me the idea for this series about bloggers and their cats. As soon as I saw his little face on Hello Neest I needed to know everything about him. He is just so, well, look at him! I felt a bit disloyal to Lola for a while - I only had eyes for Pompon. It was very kind of Sandrine to agree to do this for a complete stranger, asking to interview her about her cat! I love her answers, and I love that she sent me a diagram of Pompon sheet-swinging (as I'm going to call it) to explain when I didn't understand...


The basics: What breed is he, how old, how did you come to live with him, why did you call him Pompon?

He's a shaded golden British Shorthair. He is 11 months old and I called him Pompon because he's round like a pompon and everything sweet!

How would you describe Pompon's personality?

He is too cute, he's the most adorable kitten. He is gentle, kind, curious, cuddly and playful...everything perfect!


What is Pompon's favourite food?

The poor thing can only eat dry food! I buy it at the vet. My older cat Mouta is obese and suffers from urinary problems, I'm not allowed to give him anything else. Pompon eats the same otherwise Mouta attacks him to steal his food. It's a real problem. I'd like to give them the healthiest food, but with Mouta's health problems, I do not know what to do...

Where is Pompon's preferred lounging location? Does he have any signature poses? 

No, unlike other cats, Pompon has no preferred place for now, he sleeps anywhere and changes places all the time! Unless someone comes, he sits behind the door. His preferred position on a chair is in a ball. But when he lies down on the floor, he sleeps on his back and shows us his cute little belly!


What is a day in the life of Pompon like?

In the morning, as soon as I put a foot down it's meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, like a poor starving kitten. Pompon cannot go outside when we are in Paris. We've only taken him to the country once, but it was snowing so he could not go for a walk. In spring, when we return, he'll discover the joy of hunting mice, chasing birds and butterflies...For now, he follows me everywhere and watches me. He loves when I clean, when I make beds, or wash the crockery. He observes everything and plays with the water, or in the sheets!... In the afternoon, he often sleeps.

Do you have any amusing/weird/cute Pompon moments or stories you'd like to share?


A favorite of Pompon is when you're folding sheets. He jumps into them and stretches out for a long time being lulled, swinging from side to side. [Sheet-swinging!] He never wants to stop and it makes me laugh because when my son was little, he did the same thing. He's also very funny, because he loves kisses. When I kiss him, he closes his eyes and stops moving, it's too cute.



Quickfire round:

Birds or mice?

I do not know yet, I'll tell you this spring!

Sunlight or radiator?


Both

Tap or bowl?


Bowl

Lap or laptop?


Both

Snuggling or stretching?

Both

Cats or humans?

Humans.

{Merci Sandrine and Pompon! All photos by Neest}

24 comments:

Paper Heart Girl said...

Ahhh, he's so adorable! I'm in love! xxxxx
alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

If Jane said...

great idea claire...i am loving each cat...but in a non-i am crazy about cat cuteness
way.

mycatsp said...

Aww. Pompom is adorable. I just want to kiss his little face.

Rizie said...

OOOOMMMMGGGGGG Pompon is soo crazy cute! My boy cats would devour him!

Anonymous said...

awwww... this is torture!
xo
Mia

Moya said...

So lovely--what a great feature. I'm happy to pimp out my clothes loving cats too...

anabela / fieldguided said...

Reading about Pompon has made me love him more! A cat who loves kisses, awwww!!

Thank you for this!

Stephanie said...

Oh, he has the sweetest little face! I don't have any cats (boo), so thanks for helping me live vicariously through these posts.

girlheartfood said...

Awwww, he is soooo sweet, lovely and round! I wish I could take cute pics of my cat! x

Sandrine for Ne√ęst said...

Ho he is beautiful my pompon! I am happy to see him here, and this short interview is very cute! Thank you very much!

Shirley said...

I love your idea of this series! I've been following Sandrine's blog for a while and is completely in love with Pompon!^^

Twiggs said...

oh great, now i am dying for a cat even more than i was before reading this interview!! this was such a great idea!!! :) and sandrine has a beautiful work... and pompon is adorable!!! twiggs

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

I think there's a general consensus about Pompon's cuteness emerging!

And thank you Sandrine - and Pompon!x

Charlotte said...

he is truely beautiful!!!!

A Little Happier said...

I love this idea! I'm sure my cats would be totally fan of this type of interview for her :) And I love Sandrine's cat!

A Little Happier said...

I should make my cats read this blog :)

Masha said...

I'm a big fan of Pompon. I really enjoyed reading this... :) Made me smile.

jennifer said...

I love Pompon!! This is such a great blog feature! I look forward to reading more posts. :)

elle :: diana mini love said...

I'm a huge Pompon fan too. It's like he's been genetically enhanced for extreme cuteness!

sight said...

goodness that is an extreeeeeeemely cute kitten!

veronika said...

I love the last comment! genetically enhanced for extreme cuteness - so right:) he is just perfect!

alyssa said...

the picture with her in the drawer is so cute!!

julie said...

we could make a Pompon's fan-club ;-) I love it... Like I love Sandrine's blog and objects!

Dan said...

OMG!! look at this beauty... What an adorable and photogenic cat ...