A 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?
You 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?
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?
I 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.