You’ve Got A Friend In Me | Randy Newman

What is your favourite toy and why?

I’m not too picky.  Anything that wiggles, really.  String.  A feather. A feather on a piece of string. If it wiggles – I’m in.

How does it feel to be the most desirable pet on earth?

It’s good to know – I like to remind Josh of the fact every few minutes – just so we’re on the same page.

What is the funniest thing you have ever done?

I once shut down an entire Christmas party while we were away in the South Coast on holiday.  The attention had drifted away from me that day – so, to remind them all of the true meaning of Christmas – I found a nice hidey hole and disappeared.  Didn’t take them too long to come looking for me.  Calling, turning the house upside down, climbing under the house, phoning the neighbours, canvasing the streets…   the Christmas party became a search party and for the next few hours – it was all about me.  Just when they’d about collapsed in exhaustion – I casually wandered into the kitchen and demanded dinner.  Hilarious.

What is the naughtiest thing you have ever done?

I don’t understand the question.  Nort Tee?   What is this thing you speak of.

If you could be anything or anyone in the world who or what would that be and why?

I wouldn’t mind being a hawk for a day.  Swooping around the place and snatching up minor birds and mice for lunch.

The fact that cats were not given wings is one of nature’s cruelest jokes.

Who is your favourite family member and why?

My sister, Noodle.  She’s my best buddy.  She is nice and fat and therefore very warm to curl up with.

If you could be granted three wishes, what they be?

Wings.  Lion size.   X-ray vision.  Then they would respect my true form.

Who or what inspires you?

Being around Josh.  He’s just fascinating.  I follow him from room to room.  Observe him from a short distance.  Can’t get enough of that weird guy.

If you won lotto, how would you spend the money?

I’d buy a few thousand mice – have them released intermittently around the house – I think that would keep things pretty interesting.

What did you last dream about?

World domination.  Same thing the night before.

What do you think your human family members dream about?

I would assume he dreams of ways to serve, cuddle and protect me.  He’s got a good heart – even if he is a bit dim.

If you were to write a reference for your human parents what would it say?

Great string wiggler.  Warm lap.  Good at preparing food – but could be faster.  Know how to scratch a belly.  Excellent hugs.

What would your autobiography be called?

Small, Fuzzy and In Charge.

You’ve just won a Grammy Award. What would you say in your ‘Thank You’ speech?

I have to thank Noodle, Josh and the birds who fly through the backyard every day – just out of my reach.  You inspire me to leap faster and higher.

Should probably thank the nice man who photographed me for my EPK – he really spoke my language.

Where is your favourite place to sleep?

Under the covers, on Josh’s feet.  Stinky but warm.

What’s your favourite thing to do when the rest of the family is asleep?

Wake them up with the song of my people.

You’re home alone. What’s the first thing you do?

Hunt Noodle.  She needs the exercise.

You’re a celebrity musician. What’s the name of your next hit single?

“Meowin Ain’t Easy”

Do you have any nicknames?

So many –

  • Frizz
  • Disbee
  • Bughead
  • Smoll
  • Squiz
  • Squizzle
  • Farthead
  • Crazy
  • Maow-face
  • Tiny Tiger
  • Roof Lion

What did you think of your Tame & Wild Studio experience?

You know what these press days can be like.  You feel like a piece of meat.  But that day was the exception to the rule.  He made me and my sister feel right at home.  There were snacks, belly rubs and no pressure to perform.  He let us explore the space and gave us the time we needed for our process.  He was softly spoken and empathetic.  Being beautiful can sometimes be a curse – but on this day it was a blessing.  That guy is the best. AAA+ Would pose again.

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