Today we will be introducing a new series on the Houston SPCA Humane Education Blog: Getting to Know Your Houston SPCA! We will be interviewing a variety of people from the Houston SPCA so you can get an inside look into what really goes on at an animal shelter.
Our first interview was done with one of our favorite office associates – Zoe the Office Cat!
How did you end up being an office cat?
I was adopted by the Houston SPCA administration when I was just a little kitten. Everyone in the office loved me so much they wanted to keep me there and take care of me.
How old are you?
I am 12 years young! I can still climb the cubicle walls and jump onto unsuspecting computer mice!
Are you the boss around there?
Of course, did you think it was anyone else?
What are your favorite toys?
I enjoy chasing my little mouse toy but they brought me a sparkly baseball toy with a bell on it. I enjoy the sparkles. I also just got a new mouse toy that runs around really fast – I usually catch it and flip it over, it cannot get away from me!
Are you a secret agent?
Who told you that? Was it the government? Of course I am not a secret agent…
Where is your favorite spot to hang out?
I love hanging out on my bed next to the magic warm box… I think they call it a computer? All I know is that it keeps my bed nice and toasty!
Who is your favorite person in the office?
That would be the person that feeds me. That changes every day so I like everyone!
What is your favorite food?
I really like Science Diet cat food – I am fed a ¼ cup per day to keep me happy and healthy.
What do you do all day?
When I wake up I jog a couple of laps around the office area to get warmed-up for the day. Then I meow at people walking by to tell them how my night was. They usually pet me, which is exactly what I want! I get my breakfast around 8:00 in the morning and it is yummy!
I usually sleep most of the day in a nice warm bed or on top of a nice warm computer even if the bed is right next to me.
Then I will jump on people’s desks to get them to pay attention to me – it usually works if I walk across their keyboards or sit on their papers. About 60% of the time it works 100% of the time!
Dinner time is around 5:00 PM. After dinner I clean my paws and whiskers then roll around on the floor. It is my favorite post-meal ritual.
What’s your favorite movie?
That’s a tough question – it would be a tie between DreamWorks’ “Puss in Boots” and Disney’s “The Aristocats”.
What is your favorite YouTube video?
I’m a big fan of Maru! He just speaks to me artistically. I guess he hasn’t figured out that collars are in fashion yet…
What is your favorite color?
Blue – the color of my eyes.
What’s your favorite holiday?
Adopt a Shelter Cat Month in June – why only like one day when you can have a whole month!
What’s your pet peeve?
When my people use the vacuum cleaner – it messes with my sleeping routine which is to sleep all the time.
Can you show us your skills?
I sure can!