FitzRoy and Purrkoy — my exotic shorthair kittehs — met two of their out-of-town fans this weekend. “Stratsquam” (Kelli) and “WitnessTheThickness” (Aaron) are a lovely young couple who attended medical school together and who came to New York to interview for a residency. They’re also two of FitzRoy’s most ardent Instagram followers. Last week, Fitz got a message on his Facebook page from Aaron reading, in part, “It would absolutely make my girlfriend’s year if she could meet Fitzroy and his new little brother, any chance this could be arranged ???”
How could I say no to that? Plus Kelli created this great FitzRoy fan art.
So Kelli and Aaron arrived on Caturday with a bag full of gifts from Petco — cans of Fancy Feast, catnip toys, dog treats, a rainbow caterpillar and a laser that upgraded the usual red dot to a red star.
They sat on the floor and and weren’t put off by FitzRoy’s cattitude.
Purrkoy got a little crazy from the ‘nip.
Kelli asked me — and the cats — what it was like to be Instagram famous (FitzRoy has over 7,000 followers now and Purrkoy has 1500). I was like, “Gosh! Are we?! I don’t know!” Upon further reflection, I’d say solemnly, “It’s a lot of responsibility.” The kittehs’ aunt, Stacy Lomman, and I spend a lot of time on photography. When I’m away, Stacy takes over the Instagram accounts. Even when I’m home, she might ask, “Do you have a good photo for Taco Tongue Tuesday?” and upload one herself. A meowmie’s work is never done!
Thanks for visiting, you crazy kids! When FitzRoy starts having massive public meet-and-greets, you’ll always get backstage passes!