Even though Mousebreath is not yet officially up and running, we could not resist celebrating Internet icon Taz the Cat’s 22nd birthday. I have been a fan and friend of Tax for almost my hole life. He’s da gratest.
Today is Taz the Cat’s 22nd berthday. Yep, you red that rite. The big 2-2. We caught up with him at his Michigan estate and asked him qweschuns about geezerhood:
SKEEZIX: Taz, we were so worried about you a few months ago when you had surgery, yet you had a remarkable recovery. How are you feeling these days?
TAZ: Actually, Skeez, I am feeling pretty well. My weight is steady. My latest blood test, however, does show that my CRF has progressed. This means that my folks must do my poking twice a week at home, in addition to my usual once a week at my vet’s.
SKEEZIX: Care to share your secret for a long and happy life?
TAZ: I have had competent staff, although my old WS must be constantly supervised by my Dad to insure quality. My doctors have been excellent and I am blessed with good genes. I have always been a long, lean Tazvestite machine and this makes my bones ache less.
SKEEZIX: Do you ever wish you were an only child?
TAZ:Some of my housemates have been quality companions, like my dear sister Flinders, and my late brother Boots. Then I have had to tolerate unfortunate additions such as Orfiend, Latin Gomer and the ridiculous baby Marvel Ann. Dad says they all keep me on my toes. What does he think I am, a ballerina??
SKEEZIX: Of all the kyoot owtfits you’ve worn, which is your favorite?
TAZ: Well, just between you and me, the Dorothy ensemble did suit me to purrfection….
SKEEZIX: You know, your mom’s a Scorpio, my mom’s a Scorpio, and my speshul frend Daisy’s mom is a Scorpio.
TAZ: Do you think Scorpio ladies have a special understanding of a cat’s need to express himself through fashion? Hmmm….so it was written in the stars, huh?
SKEEZIX:Looking back over your long life, what is your fondest memory?
TAZ: Well, my favorite activity still is going for a walk in the backyard on my leash with my Dad. Sniffing the flowers and shuffling through the ferns are my favorite things to do there.
SKEEZIX: How are you celebrating this birthday?
TAZ: My Dad is going to spend the day with me, taking me for lots of walks, buying me some special foods and snuggling me.
SKEEZIX: They say that orange cats have more fun. Do you think that’s true?
TAZ: Yup. ***winks***
SKEEZIX: How would you like to be remembered?
TAZ: I hope folks will remember my innate feline dignity in the face of the many sartorial challenges imposed upon me by that old WS.
Happy Purrthday, Taz!