Welcome to Nine Lives on the Street

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Welcome to Nine Lives on the Street.

If you’ve read a book called Nine Lives on the Street, then you know all about me and how I came to live on the street. (Well, actually, a lot of streets.) And if you haven’t read it, you really should. Otherwise, this won’t make a lot of sense.

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This is what humans call a “blog.” The nice humans who published the book suggested I have one. They thought you might want to send in questions about me, my friends, and cats in general.

I guess you could say I’m kind of an expert on cats, being one myself.

Oh, by the way, you can call me Boo.

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Questions to Boo answered

I guess Boo is too busy to answer his mail. So I will.

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Who are you?

Well, my human calls me “Fluffy.” Which makes no sense since I’m not fluffy at all.

But you may know me better as “Monster.” You know, the Cat who helped Boo break

out of the joint … excuse me, I mean animal control. Monster’s not my real name,

either … it’s my nom de guerre. You could never come close to pronouncing my

Cat name.

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 12.21.55 AMDo you still bite people?

I admit there are a lot of people out there who need biting but I gave it up when

I came to live with my little human.

Do you like all those cat videos on the Internet?

Personally, I think most of them are degrading to Cats. Some are pretty funny, though.

Where is Boo anyway? Is he sick? Retired?

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 5.40.10 PMNo. Just lazy.

Do you plan to write a book like Boo’s?

If I do write a book, it’ll be a blistering expose of the exploitation of Cats by profit-crazed humans.

But with a happy ending.

Do you ever see any of your colleagues from the Feline Liberation Front?

Sadly enough, I don’t. Truth is a lot of them in the FLF sold out to the Man. And by Man I mean Humans. Some went into politics or show business. Others became Episcopalians.

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Even More Ask Boo

DSCF0555In your book Nine Lives on the Street, you say most cats don’t like to be picked up and don’t want to sit on somebody’s lap. But my cat, Cuddles, seems to like both. What do you say to that?

I’d say “Cuddles” is a terrible name for a cat.

I’m thinking of getting my boyfriend a cat. What kind would you recommend?

I’d go for a rescue cat. Just make sure your boyfriend is mature and responsible enough to take care of one of us. If you don’t think he is, you shouldn’t get him a cat. In fact, you probably should get another boyfriend. 

I enjoyed your book, Nine Lives on the Street , very much. Do you plan a sequel?

Are you kidding? We’re having enough trouble getting people to buy this one.

My long-haired cat seems to get a lot of matted clumps in her fur. Should I try cutting those out myself?

NO! There’s too much danger of accidentally cutting your cat instead of those clumps. Take her to a vet with a really good groomer. Like my personal groomer, Marsha, for instance.

 

 

 

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Buy a book – help a cat!!

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 5.39.24 PMBuy a book. Help a cat.

And not just this cat. A cat who could
really use some help.

When you buy a copy of Nine Lives on
the Street by Yours Truly, a portion of
the proceeds now goes to Friends of Felines,
an organization that does good work
among cats.

Of course, you will have to go to Stamford,
Connecticut to do that – to 1029 East Main
Street, in fact – but believe me, it’ll be worth
the trip.

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More questions for Boo – the cat

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Is it OK to let my cat go outside?

It depends on where outside is. If it’s a nice, safe lawn in some suburb, it’s probably all right for
short periods. But you should stay with your cat in case he needs something. If it’s a city sidewalk you’ve got outside, forget it. I went outside in New York and stayed there for a year. It wasn’t very pleasant, but at least I got a book deal out of it. Your cat may not be so lucky.Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 12.21.21 AM


In your book, you and other cats seem to have real conversations.But all my cat ever says is “meow” Is all that
talk a bit of poetic license?

Actually, we don’t “meow” to other cats.That’s just for humans.We have other ways to communicate with each other. But you wouldn’t understand.


Got a cat question for Boo?  Ask it HERE.
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Ask the sage cat, Boo – any question

Ask Boo

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 12.23.51 AMMy cat sleeps maybe sixteen hours a day. Is that normal?

Maybe there’s too much light in the room or it’s too noisy.Try keeping the room darker and quieter. Pretty soon, he’ll be sleeping a normal eighteen or so hours.


My cat seems to have a lot of furballs. What can I do?

Furballs or hairballs are the natural result of your cat grooming himself and swallowing hair.That’s what we
do. If you want to help, you can brush your cat regularly to remove loose hair. Five or six times a day seems about right.

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An interview with Boo – the cat

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 5.39.24 PMA few days ago, a nice reporter from a place called Maine came to see me and ask some questions for a story she was writing. In case you don’t live in this Maine and won’t ever see the story, here are some of the questions she asked me. My answers were translated using Rocky’s Catspeak® software.

Why did you write the book?

Well, I figured somebody should. And who better qualified than me? After all, it is my story. Besides, you can learn a lot from a cat.

Did you think Saunders portrayed you well?

Yes, but you understand he was basically just typing. I had to meow into a mic, the computer translated it from Cat into Human English, and Saunders put it on paper. I wasn’t sure about him because he’s an advertising guy. But from what people tell me he did a nice job.

What was the most challenging part of your ordeal of being homeless?

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 12.19.02 AMYou mean aside from being robbed at knifepoint, left to die under a subway train, attacked by a giant hawk, nearly being sacrificed by witches, and getting shot? No question, it was trying to find my next meal. It’s hard out there for a cat.

What do you think pampered cats like you were reflect on?

Not much.

What’s the best part of a cat’s day?

For me, it’s eating. But then, getting brushed and eating some more are pretty good, too. It’s just hard to work it all in when you sleep 23 hours a day.

Do you think your story would appeal to adults as well as teens and cats?

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 12.47.37 PMI think it will appeal to adults especially. But everybody will like it. Except maybe dogs. Dogs probably won’t like it at all.

She also spoke to the writer who helped me with the book, Jon Saunders. This is what he said:

After working with my fellow humans all my life, collaborating with Boo was a genuine pleasure. It took a little longer than I’d anticipated, as we had to work around his sleep schedule.

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What Monster, my cat friend is doing now

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 5.39.24 PMSome of you have asked about Monster, the cat I met when we were held by the Animal Control people. Well, as it so happens, I saw him just the other day when I went to the vet’s for a check-up.

Here, as best as I can recall, was how our conversation went. Oh, by the way, Monster is now called “Fluffy.” It was his human’s idea. I still call him Monster, although that’s not his cat name.

Monster:  “So, I read that book of yours.”

Me:  “Wait … you can read?”

Monster:  “Yeah, I had to learn to read Human when I was in the FLF’s intelligence section. Sometimes it comes in handy.”

Me:  “Wow! I’m impressed.”

Monster:  “No . . . I’m just pulling your tail. My human read it to me.” Continue reading

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