Lola is an approximately 5 year old ladycat who lives in the "outer borough" of Queens with her Mommy and big sister, Lexy, who is also a rescue. Since Lola is a rescued cat, she's not sure exactly how old she is but her family celebrates on June 27th. Lola used to live in Spanish Harlem in New York City.
Lola certainly is a very lovely ladycat, don't you think? During our interview, I asked Miss Lola what made her so pawsome. It seems as though she makes a wonderful bodyguard for her Mommy!
"I’m a brown/grey Tabby and I have white paws, and sometimes if I sit a certain way it looks like I have a heart on my chest. Oh, and I have a very long, elegant tail. (To this day I say that Mommy fell in love with my tail before the rest of me! MOL)"
Lola told me all about her most favorite activities. She has quite a few, but the ones she likes most include sleeping on her Mommy's pillow when she's not home, bird watching through the window, playing with cat toys, and playing with her string. She admits the string is really a shoelace, but close enough, right?"I am the best purrsonal bodyguard ever. I’m Mommy’s shadow and I follow her everywhere around the house to make sure she’s safe. Whenever she sits on the couch I’m right there on her. If I’m not sitting on her lap, I’m sitting on the arm of the couch watching TV with her. (I’m a pawesome TV buddy!) And at night I keep her warm by sleeping on top of her. I’m also pawesome because I’m sweet as pie and I have a very calm disposition. I never get angry and I never bite, scratch or hiss. (OK, I admit I hiss at Lexy sometimes, but never at a human.)"
"My favorite toys are the Cat’s Meow, Cat Dancer and Da Bird. They are so much fun! I also love my string (which is really a shoelace) and will carry it around in my mouth meowing so Mommy will play with me. But the thing I love the MOST is sitting on Mommy’s lap and licking her. I also do this with other humans. I’m a love bug, what can I say?"
Lola also likes to eat food, and she is very particular about the kind of food she eats. She claims that she is a "picky" cat.
Lola's special abilities include talking and turning frowns into smiles. Her Mommy's boyfriend says that she can "turn anyone's bad day into a good one" and that "as soon as he sees her, the bad thing that happened during the day just go away". Lola is also very "chatty" and enjoys talking ALL the time. Lola hopes to teach her humans to speak cat some day so that they can understand her."I’m a little picky with food and it drives Mommy nuts. I’ll eat just about any brand of crunchy food in any flavor, but canned food is another story. I’ll only eat Fancy Feast (Grilled variety only, please!), and only about two teaspoons from the can. I do love treats, though! I love Temptations and Friskies’ Crispies. They’re delish!"
As a rescued cat, Lola has had a rough life in her past. You see, she was found in a dumpster when she was a youngster. Even though Lola used to be skittish of humans after her rescue, she is now proud of herself for overcoming her past.
I think Lola is a wonderful example of just how loving many cats can be if you just give them a chance. In fact, Lola has taken her story and turned it into a book. Yep - she's a published author that is bringing attention to animal cruelty all for a good cause."I’m proud that I was able to overcome my past. Even though I had a rough time when I was only six months old and I was very scared for a while, I am a brave girl now. I used to run when Mommy came home, and when strangers came to the door, oh boy, did I hide! Now I greet everyone when they come to visit and welcome them to our home. I was also scared of every little noise and would run and hide in the tub or under the bed. Now I don’t even pay attention to them and just keep on doing whatever I’m doing. I think I could be a role model for humans who have gone through a rough time and help them learn that letting things go from your past can help you live a happy life in the present."
Lola's book is available for purchase on Amazon here. You can find Lola over at her blog - Lola the Rescued Cat. She's also on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram."I’m an author! I wrote a book about my life story to bring awareness to animal cruelty and to what happens to some animals when they end up in a shelter. I was thrown away in a dumpster and ended up in the city shelter system where I got very sick and I want to save other animals from that experience. My book is called Lola: Diary Of A Rescued Cat and we donate ten percent of our proceeds to animal charities. I’m proud to be a spokescat for animal rescue. I’m saving the world one rescued kitty at a time!"
Special thanks to Lola for taking the time to chat with me for this interview. I hope that all of you are enjoying reading and "meeting" all of these Pawsome Pets just as much as I am!
Stop by next Friday for a new Pawsome Pet of the Week!