Hello Wise Cat, thank you for agreeing to this interview. My fans out there will be intrigued by the comments you've left me recently and so it's only fair I share the limelight a little. After all, I have plenty to spare being the star I am.
It’s a pleasure, Sir Oscar. I am honored to be here.
You call yourself Wise Cat which sounds old and venerable. Is this the case?
That depends on how you view time, Sir Oscar. In the ancient continent of Me-Ow, I would be considered early middle-aged. However, I still would say I am venerable in the sense that I am a poet-philosopher. All philosophers are venerable no matter what their chronological age is.
What breed of Superior are you, Siamese possibly?
How did you guess? I am impressed with your astuteness, Sir Oscar. I am a mix of Siamese and Balinese, with some touches of the Himalayan.
You often leave a haiku. Can you explain what a haiku is?
A haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry, now existing in practically all languages. The traditional form dictates that it should have seventeen syllables, arranged in three lines. The first and last lines are made of five syllables, the middle line of seven. The structure is too complicated to go into here, so to put it simply, it must represent a juxtaposition of images, often of nature, but not always.
Some of your comments seem to validate my training methods. How did you train your Longlegs? An how many have you got?
Indeed, I do agree with many of your training methods. You seem to be an excellent teacher. My methods of training include sleeping on my Longlegs’ heads, climbing on their bodies using my claws (if they do not pick me up when requested), and glaring at their food. These methods generally work very well. However, I do have an added advantage of being able to transmit commands through mind-altering methods.
My life had not always been easy, and I had to live in more than one household. But being the Superior that I am, I prevailed. My current (and definitely the last) Longlegs is a single woman who greatly appreciates my wisdom and (her words, not mine) my beauty and cuddlesome personality.
Where do you live? Describe the area you have to survey each day.
I live in New York City, and therefore I am an indoor cat who only needs to survey the apartment. However, since I take frequent time-travel trips to the ancient continent of Me-Ow, the domain there is rather large, the gardens of the Royal Palace, to be precise. Since I am not always there, I have to delegate my authority to a couple of disciples whom I have trained myself. They do an adequate job.
Will you be sharing your insights with my legion of fans on a regular basis?
Sir Oscar, this is entirely up to you. If you wish me to continue sharing my insights, I will consider it a great honor. You know how to contact me at any time.
Are you a singular Superior by which I mean do you share your home with other Superiors?
I share my home with two other Superiors. One of them is highly educated and we frequently discuss literature and philosophy. I am trying to convince her to take a time-travel trip with me to Me-Ow, but she is not keen on leaving the domain. The other one is not a great reader, but he is shrewd and extremely good-natured. He went with me a couple of times to Me-Ow, and had made a very good impression there.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us again Wise Cat. I hope to return and give you the chance to comment again soon.
Thank you, Sir Oscar. I value your friendship and hope to communicate with you again soon.