We know you will welcome our guests today, Calypso and Zazou, a couple of California beauties. These innocent-appearing ladies are aiming to take over the world, just as many of our readers are. How is their plan progressing? We intend to ask them that very question. So let’s start the interview.
Funny Farmer Felines: Would you introduce yourselves and your mom and dad to everyone?
Zazou: I’m Zazou, the fluffy one.
Calypso: I’m Calypso, the colorful one. Zazou only has one color. Well, maybe two but I think it’s just red dirt.
Zazou: Hey, at least I’m not the one with the Halloween look! Black and orange, what kind of color is that?
Calypso: Anyway, mom and dad are the peoples in the house. They go away everyday to that work thing. Apparently dad works at a place called Industrial Light and Magic, making movies or something along those lines. He doesn’t actually make the movies, he programs the computers to help make the movies. Mommy helps Stanford get more money so they can hire those hot-shot professors. Dad helps out with the blog. He has the most computers in the house, so he lets us use them.
Zazou: But sometimes he forgets to leave them on for us to use.
Funny Farmer Felines: What nicknames do your mom and dad have for each of you?
Zazou: I think I have two names, “Stompey” and “Fluffster”. I’m not sure about the first one, they usually call me that when I am waking them up so they can feed me.
Calypso: Beasty, but I’m not really sure why. It’s not like I’ve done anything beastly or something like that. Mom also calls my Clypsi.
Funny Farmer Felines: How did you two come to live in your home?
Calypso: My previous mom got the cancers, and she had to give me up. My sister, Gypsy, and I were at the pound place. She wasn’t as out-going as I was and I think she was put into a foster home. That was in Santa Cruz, where they didn’t put kitties to sleep. Mon and dad looked at many of the kitties there, but I made the best impression. I’ve been with them since September 2005, when I was two. I guess that makes me 9 years old!
Zazou: I was “feral”, or so I’ve been told. I was captured when I was very small and put into a foster home to help me get used to humans. That was with “Project Purr” in Santa Cruz. Mom and dad gotcha’d me in September 2005 when I was around 5 months old . Calypso and I arrived at the same time at mom and dad’s.
Funny Farmer Felines: Is there a special mancat in your life or are you playing the field?
Calypso: Mancat? I don’t know any mancats.
Zazou: What about Tippy, we sniffed at him when we moved?
Calypso: Oh, yeah. I guess we’re playing the field then.
Funny Farmer Felines: We understand when you moved from Santa Cruz to San Francisco a while back, you almost got yourself left behind, Zazou. Did you panic or did you believe your mom and dad would find you in time?
Zazou: I was in the safe dark place where no one else would find me. I knew mom and dad would find and rescue me. I was in a closet, one with the sliding doors, but I’d discovered if I pushed at it, it would open because there wasn’t anything holding the doors in place. Mom and dad found me though.
Calypso: I think they thought you teleported somewhere. I wasn’t going to tell them.
Funny Farmer Felines: Calypso, why don’t you tell us about kibble hockey.. It sounds like a fun game.
Calypso: Actually, Zazou plays kibble soccer. I referee. Zazou likes to bat kibble around. I eat them when she bats them at me.
Zazou: You’re supposed to bat them back you know.
Calypso: Why would I want to do that?
Zazou: Because it’s fun.
Calypso: Oh? I think string is fun. Kibble is for eating.
Zazou: That’s just because you don’t eat them in your paw like I do.
Calypso: You just say that because the pet sitter commented on it.
Funny Farmer Felines: What is your favorite color …. treat …. toy … day of the week? (Yes, some have a favorite day of the week cause something special happens that day.)
Zazou: My favorite color is sunlight. I like to lay in it until my fur gets hot. I think the fuzzy mouse is my favorite toy, that and kibble. My favorite day of the week is when mom and dad don’t go to their work. Then they hang around and I get to stomp on them and get scritched a lot.
Calypso: The RED DOT! Way best thing ever!
Zazou: Yeah! The RED DOT!
Calypso: Shush, I’m writing. That and string. I love the string. My favorite color is orange. Like my fur. Though I like my purple collar. It goes with the white fur I have. I like the days when mom and dad are home the best. Dad was home for a day, sneezing and coughing a lot. I kept him company by lying on his chest.
Funny Farmer Felines: Every kitty likes to get into mischief.. What kind of mischief do you get into?
Calypso: I don’t get into mischief, Zazou gets into mischief. She rolls around in the cat box.
Zazou: I’m dusting my fur; it’s cosmetic! You hide in drawers and the closets without telling mom and dad and then they start looking for you and you ignore them.
Calypso: You do the same thing. That and you chew on plastic bags. Icky things. And remember when you were pulling mom’s flowers out of the vase on the shelf when you were on the top of the bookshelf?
Zazou: They needed rearranging, that’s all. At least I don’t pounce on mom and dad’s buttons when they’re not moving.
Calypso: And what did the rug ever do to you?
Zazou: It MOVED! I swear, it moved! I had to attack it.
Funny Farmer Felines: When you opened your blog in 2009, your intention was to take over the world. We assume you intended to start with your home and go forth from there. How is this plan going?
Zazou: We had a plan? When did we have a plan?
Calypso: Yes, we had a plan to take over the world. I think it’s going fairly well actually.
Zazou: What was the plan?
Calypso: Well, there was the pizza delivery. And then there was the food thing. You know, keep it around. Very important to be well-fed when taking over the world.
Zazou: Can’t argue with that. There was the turkey box too.
Calypso: Yup, I think it’s going fairly well…
Funny Farmer Felines: Do you belong to any clubs or groups? And does your mom or dad help you participate in any of the blogging events, such as Talk like a pirate day, LiveStrong, Box Day, etc?
Zazou: I don’t think so. Dad says he has too many hobbies. I know he does the photographs, taking pictures of us and birds and things. Mom does too.
Calypso: I hear them say “Arr” on Talk like a Pirate Day, but that’s about it.
Zazou: There are groups we can belong to? Wow, I need to use the internet more.
Funny Farmer Felines: Do you have any special plans for the future of your blog?
Calypso: I think we were going to bring the fish into the blog, but he died recently. Dad says fish don’t live very long. And I think Zazou staring at him all the time sort of stressed him out.
Zazou: He was so colorful! Besides, I was just testing the temperature of the water when I dipped my paw into it.
Calypso: I don’t know if we’ll do anything different, I would like to change it a little bit. You know, brighten it up a bit with new colors. I think orange and black would be nice.
Zazou: I like the black idea, orange not so much. Perhaps red? Like my collar?
Calypso: Maybe purple.
Funny Farmer Felines: What do you like and dislike about blogging?
Zazou: The keys. They’re hard to type on. I have fluffy paws, so it’s pretty hard to make the keys do what I want. Plus, I always manage to make dad’s mouse thing act backwards when I try to type. He says I make it so that the right button acts like the left, and the left doesn’t do anything. I think having a computer that understands cat would be a good thing, that way I can just talk to it and it will do what I want.
Calypso: The pictures. Dad and mom always want to include a picture from the flashy-box.
Funny Farmer Felines: You’ve been blogging since 2009. What advice would you give to anyone just starting a blog?
Zazou: Sometimes you don’t have much to say; don’t worry about it.
Calypso: Yeah, pretty much.
Funny Farmer Felines: Thank you girls. We greatly appreciate you coming by to share your lives with our readers. And Zazou, don’t worry. Your secret about Calypso is safe with us -
“Don’t tell anyone I told you, but Calypso sits on top of the book case and tries to eat it. Not sure what she finds tasty in it, but there she is, 7 feet up in the air, trying to eat the book case.”
Oh, oh, oh, did we actually just say that out loud?
You can learn more about Calypso and Zazou by visiting their blog, appropriately named Calypso and Zazou. And while you’re there, please don’t mention our slip of the tongue.
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