We are pleased to return to Mousebreath interviews with the delightful paranormal detectives from Wonderpurr.com..
Funny Farmer Felines: Please introduce yourself –
Dori: Hi, I’m Dori. *wavy paws*
Herman: She’s talking to me. I’m the one being intermewed.
Dori: But Hwermie, I want to be intermewed, too.
Funny Farmer Felines: – and also your siblings.
Dori: Told ya! I’m Dori—Adorapurr on da Tweety. I’m a purranormal detective. An awtist—I love to draw pikchures of new furends. I’m a pawpawrazzi—Santa Paws brung me a camera for Chrispmouse. And I’m a pawfessional singer—I have two hit mewsic songs: Purrrple Underpants and Let’s Go Outside.
Herman: I’m known on Twitter as TattleCat with over 11K followers. I also have a Twitter account for Sherlock_Herms, and I have a Facebook page as Herman.TattleCat. I—
Dori: How come I don’t have a Facey-book page?
Herman: *ignores her* I’m a Turkish Vangora—a Van/Angora mix. I’m—
Dori: I’m a Tabby.
Herman: I’m employed as my author mom’s writer mews. I inspired her to write books. I also travel with her everywhere. I flew in a plane seated next to her when we went to Blogpaws in Las Vegas where I got to hang out with Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther. But I especially love to travel in cars. I sit in my mom’s lap all the way up to Michigan and back. She loves how my floof gets all over her clothes. My favorite part is watching the big trucks zoom by, especially at night.
Dori: I don’t like cars. They’re mean. They growl at me.
Funny Farmer Felines: How did you come to live together?
Herman: My mom is a cat magnet. She’s rescued 70-plus cats in her adult lifetime. We all are ex-strays, including me. I know, that’s hard to imagine, but I was lost in the woods along the interstate in Kentucky, and found my Forever Home during a blizzard. As for how Dori and I came to live together… *looks at Dori.* You want to take this?
Dori: No, yoo go ahead. I’m modest when talking about myself.
Herman: Riiiight. Anyway, a few winters ago Dori arrived in our yard with her mom and dad, and two brothers and twin sister, all three months old. Mom threw herself on the mercy of the local humane society who paid for everyone getting vetted, and then she found them homes. Dori was the most tame (her twin was a nightmare!) so Dori and her dad, Nikolas, joined our family.
Dori: Yoo left out the part where a bazillion hoomons wanted to adopt me, but Mom took me off the adoption website cuz she fell in love with me cuz I’m so cute. Awwww.
Funny Farmer Felines: You are the one and only Sherlock Herms. What made you decide to become a detective?
Herman: It all began when my author Mom decided to write mysteries. She seemed pretty set on doing it. That made me nervous. I’m her mews, you see. I inspire her when she writes novels. I even starred in the children’s story, Finding Mya, for her. But how could I inspire her when I knew nothing about solving mysteries? If I fell down on the job, she might ask my arch-nemesis to be her mews. He’s a chunky orange tabby named Opie. He’s also my brother. With that in mind I studied Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Mike Hammer, Dick Tracy, Charlie Chan, and the husband and wife team, Nick and Nora Charles. My purrrsonal favorites were Spade and Marlowe for their hardboiled detective lingo, and Sherlock Holmes for his use of logical reason to solve cases. Plus I liked his hat.
Funny Farmer Felines: You are now in Season Two of Sherlock Herms Purranormal Mysteries. Are you planning to offer a course on how to become a purranormal detective?
Herman: That’s a Wonderpurr idea! *pulls out pawphone, types reminder message to self.* I’m still in the learning stages about this ghost hunting stuff. Purrsonally, I’d rather stick to the basics of being a hardboiled detective with grit in my blood, but my partner-slash-sister has other ideas.
Dori: The Wonderpurr Detective Agency needed a specialty. The usual stuff detectives do sounded boring. Background checks. Civil Investigations. Insurance Fwaud. The only thing we would be good at is Surveillance because we’re cats—we watch stuff. I thought ghost hunting sounded funner than detecting cheating spouses or missing purrrsons.
Funny Farmer Felines: How did Dori get the nickname “Adorapurr”? Do any of your other siblings have a nickname?
Herman: Actually, her given name is Adorapurr. Dori for short. She had a very purrrty face as a baby and—
Herman: And Mom, who is known for obnoxious baby talk, told her she was Adorapurr. That’s the name she was given on the adoption website. And it stuck. Except Dad couldn’t wrap his tongue around calling her Adorapurr all the time, so then she became just Dori.
Dori: *narrows eyes* There is nothing ‘just’ about me.
Herman: As for other nicknames… Mom calls me Monkey Boy because, when I was little, I used to climb everything like a monkey. The name sticks to his day, even though my climbing days are over. Opie is called Opippopotamus for reasons that are clear when you see how big he’s grown. The rest of my fursibs, besides Dori’s dad Nikolas, are Peaches, our Alpha Queen, her sons Jack and Jesse, Gidget, Frank, Chauncie Marie—she’s French—and our new sister as of last summer named Candy because she’s super sweet.
Funny Farmer Felines: What kind of mischief do you all like to get into when you’re relaxing between mysteries?
Herman: Dori will answer this question since I’m a good boy and never get into mischief, whereas Dori is the Queen of Mischief.
Dori: *proud ears* Thank yoo for that flattering introduction, Hwermie. I love to climb stuff, too. But I fall a lot…
Herman: And break stuff a lot…
Dori: But I’m very cute, so Mom just sweeps it up. My latest conquest is the backyard fence. I watch my daddy, Nikolas, climb it. And my brother, Fwank, who is the bestest wrassling partner, by the way. So one day I decided to see what was on the other side of that fence. Well, turns out there is a huge scary world out there. And the drop over that fence was at least a hundred thousand foots down. And I fell into the deadly hands of the Rock Monsters. I was scared and I cried. And Fwank ran to get Mom like that TeeVee dog, Lassie, and he showed her where I was getting eated by the Rock Monsters, and I—
Herman: It was an eight foot drop. You landed on bushes. There were no rock monsters.
Funny Farmer Felines: Are you on any social media? If so, where?
Dori: Me first! I’m on da Tweety as Adorapurr.
Herman: Our website is Wonderpurr.com.That’s where you can read my Sherlock Herms Purranormal Mysteries every Friday.
Here’s the link to my Case Notes if you’re new to my mysteries and want to catch up.
I’m on Twitter as TattleCat.
I’m also on Twitter as Sherlock_Herms.
Facebook as Herman.TattleCat.
Instagram as Wonderpurr_Life.
Pinterest as Sherlock_Herms.
Dori: *narrows eyes* Yoo are such a showoff, Hwermie. But, I wuv yoo!
Herman: Thank you so much for inviting us and please, Have a Wonderpurr Day!
Funny Farmers Felines: Thank you Herman and Dori for allowing us to host your interview and for providing us with photos. It has been a lot of fun and now we’re exhausted just thinking about you keeping up with all those social media plus your blog and helping your mom with her books.
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