Good afternoon, Wise Cat. I am very happy you agreed to do this interview. I know that my extensive audience has been looking forward to hearing from you again. And allow me to add my thanks for your regular comments, haikus, and ancient sayings.
As always, Sir Oscar, I am glad to visit. And I am pleased you thought about using your Longlegs’ SKYPE. It’s nice to be able to see you. My Longlegs always leaves her computer on for the three of us when she goes to work, so it was an easy matter for me to oblige and meet you for the first time face to face. You are indeed a very handsome Superior. And you must allow me to return the compliment about your own distinguished and elegant looks.
But you look different than I was expecting, Wise Cat. I had no idea you were a female!
Oh, yes, Sir Oscar. The position I hold at the ancient continent of Me-Ow can only be held by female cats. There is an old fashioned division of labor in Me-Ow, very different than here.
I suspect some of our audience does not know about your position, and not even about the continent of Me-Ow. Would you please remind them?
Of course, I apologize for taking it for granted. It is because I know what a large base of fans you have, Sir Oscar… Yes, I am an indoor cat in a Manhattan apartment, living with two other Superiors and a single Longlegs, a lady who greatly appreciates us and serves us with much devotion. However, in addition, I am also an official in ancient Me-Ow, and I take regular time travel trips to discharge my duties. When I am resting in New York, between assignments, two delegates take care of business in Me-Ow. The continent is placed in the Atlantic, space wise, and 30,000 years ago or so, time wise. A truly beautiful place.
How did you find the land of Me-Ow?
I was born there, Sir Oscar, it was my original home. Once, as a young Superior, I was traveling with my Longlegs on a yacht. Suddenly, a strange upheaval occurred, a huge wave picked me up and tossed me about. I lost consciousness very early in this nightmarish trip, but when I revived, I found myself 30,000 years in the future, in what I later discovered was a place called Arkansas, in the United States of America. It is clear that both space and time were mixed, since Arkansas is not near the ocean. I was found by a Longlegs who took me to a shelter. For two months I was very ill and forgot my origin, but when I physically recovered, I was adopted into my first Arkansas home. Slowly, I regained my memory and realized I could do things no other cat could do in this day and age… such as transmitting commands into the minds of the Longlegs.
Did you settle in that home?
For a while, a short while... Unfortunately, my Longlegs died and I was put in the shelter again. I decided that was not what I wanted and made a mind effort to come back in time to Me-Ow. I succeeded and reached my old home. When I arrived, I was informed that my adventures were a reason for a promotion, since I gained much wisdom, and I was offered a position, which is the Superior of the Royal Palace, in charge of the extensive gardens. But it was on condition – I had to also live in the United States, 30,000 years in the future, and learn all I could for the Longlegs at home. I agreed to accept my duties.
Did you live in many households?
Yes. Four households to be precise. It was not always pleasant, but I did learn quite a lot and could give much information to my Longlegs in Me-Ow, and remember, I went there often to rest from my labors. The Longlegs with whom I reside now met me in Arkansas, where I lived in reasonable but not perfect conditions. She and I truly loved each other right away. She asked me if I wanted to come with her to Manhattan and join her two other Superiors, where I could be extremely comfortable. I have never met anyone who could communicate so well with Superiors, so I willingly accepted her kind offer, and informed my other Longlegs about my decision. They were quite understanding and put no obstacles in my way.
It is clear that you have learned quite a bit. Your haiku poetry, ancient sayings, and advice show you have studied for many years.
Thank you, Sir Oscar. The double life I lead allow much study, and the longer life span caused by time travel and my heritage help, too. One of my companion Superiors is interested in my studies and we have many intellectual discussion. The other is not a scholar, but he is a great traveler and comes with me often to Me-Ow. He is very well liked there by the Sovereign.
What exciting adventures you have had, Wise Cat. I wish I could learn time travel.
Oh, but you can, Sir Oscar. Every cat can learn how to do it. Obviously I had to teach my house mate to do so when he comes with me. You know those moments when you stare at a wall, and there is nothing there? All Superiors do that, it’s natural to us. In this state, just blank your mind and imagine a time you wish to go to. With a little practice, you will be able to do so. Just make sure you come back to the same moment you left, since you don’t want your Longlegs to worry. You know how silly they can be…
Well, Wise Cat, I don’t want to take more of your time, but I am quite grateful for the time travel tip and I am sure many of my admirers will try it. Please convey my regards to your house mates and your Longlegs, and I hope you will come to see us soon again. I shall be delighted to do so, Sir Oscar. When I come back, I’ll teach you how to materialize and de-materialize through walls. Have a great day!