Friday 4 September 2009
EXTRA Guest Celebrity Cat Of The Month For September: Mangus
Mangoomoo, Mangus Muppetroid, Miss M, Princess Mangus, Ginger Whinger, Sid James, ET, Skeletor in a wimple
12 (64 but very good for my age compared to some)
WOW! or NOW! or DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
Boring rats to death in the wood shed, happy slapping grass snakes, tripping over when I run (bad knees), sticking my foot in my ear and regretting it afterwards.
What constitutes a perfect evening for you?
Sitting on Vicky's chest while she sings along to a DVD of West Side Story (this generally clears a room but there's something about the sound that appeals), staring lovingly at her while accompanying her on the shirt piano.
Fillet steak (medium rare).
Defining moment of your life?
Three really: Meeting Vicky during a phase when I had a bit of an addiction to eating leather (not a good time in my life), my subsequent adoption and catching my first mouse at the age of 10.
Probably the cats I used to live with before meeting Vicky although I'm not sure they know where I live now. Maybe all those cats who always say "when I come back I want to be owned by Vicky Halls". I expect they are jealous although it's not all that living with her...
If you could do one thing to make the world a better place for felines what would it be?
Ban cars or worming tablets - can't decide which.
If you could meet a celebrity who would it be and why?
Magnus Magnusson. I'd like to ask him if people get his name mixed up and call him Mangus.
Which one of the cats in Under The Paw would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
The Bear - Vicky says he's probably hot for a little ginger loving... you never know.
I was adopted by Vicky when I was about six - don't want to talk about life BV as it wasn't much fun. I'm really a single sort of cat who doesn't embrace the concept of sharing humans with anyone. Ok, in all fairness, I'm a wimp and other cats pick on me. Vicky's very busy but I get to go to the office with her so it isn't like I don't get to see her much. I do a lot of showbiz stuff, I do radio interviews a lot and I'm a director's dream - give me a camera, lights, 'action'.... I'm a born performer. I spend my days working, testing cat toys, activity centres, puzzle feeders etc. Night time is quality time for Vicky and me. A little shirt piano, food and bed. Not a bad life.
Order Mangus' - sorry, I mean Vicky's - latest book here.