Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Rescued Interviews: Allie

Meows from Mudpie!

Back in 2015 Angel Truffles started interviewing the cats featured in Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes, an anthology of rescue cat stories compiled by Janiss Garza, who writes the Sparkle Cat blog. She was unable to see it to completion but I was more than honored to continue the series once I settled into my forever home and took full reins of our blog. Now Rescued Volume 2 is on store shelves and it's my goal to interview as many of the kitties as possible once again! (If you missed our review, it can be found here.)

Each author featured in the book has nominated a cat rescue and was assigned a month to promote the book, with a third of the profits from that month going to their rescue. April's spotlight is on the lovely Allie of the award-winning blog A Tonk's Tail. Seeing as how we're already great gal pals it was so much fun to get together and dish about her rags-to-riches "tail"!

Mudpie: Welcome Allie! Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. Could you start by introducing yourself to us and telling us what made your story such a good fit for the Rescued anthology? 

Allie: Thank you for inviting me, it's a pleasure to be here!

(gazes critically in mirror) Why yes, I suppose being an author does look good on me.

(shifts left, then right) Would you say it's even a bit slimming, too?

Faraday: (yells from off camera) Quit sucking your belly in, Allie! That's cheating!

Allie: *ahem* Ignore my chauffeur. Good help is sooooooooo hard to find these days … (raises voice while glaring off screen) and someone's bonito flake pay will be docked if he doesn't start minding his own business.

You became a mother at a very young age. That must've been such a scary time for you. Can you tell us how your little family made it safely to a shelter, and how you found your forever home?

Actually, that's a fabulous synopsis of my story in Rescued, Volume 2, Mudpie! I'd love to elaborate but I wouldn't want to give away any spoilers ….

You currently live with two brothers, Maxwell and Faraday. What's your relationship like with the boyz in your life?

(both ladycats turn at the sound of a large trailer backing up)

Mudpie: Is … is that a star on the door of that trailer?

Maxwell: (poking head out from cab of truck) Sorry I'm late, Allie. Where do you want me to park your dressing room for the interview?

Allie: ahhhh …. (turns a very becoming shade of pink)

Mudpie: you were saying …?

In the beginning you had another brother, Ryker. You lost him in a way that is all too familiar to my Mommy. What did you do to help heal your family's broken hearts? 

All lighthearted fun aside, losing a cat to a saddle thrombosis (blood clot) is a terrible, shocking and heartbreaking experience. Thankfully time does ease the pain, and sometimes all you can do is love them through it.

You're known through the cat blogosphere as quite the feline fashionista. What makes you gravitate towards the finer things in life? 

Well, there’s a hint of its roots in my story, so I won’t go into that. Let’s just say I do adore designer -- well, just about anything -- collars, harnesses, more collars, collar charms ….

Oh, and I think every girlcat needs a little bling in her life, don’t you? The more, the better!

Ladycat to ladycat, I really appreciate your fashion sense. Is there anything about my look I should change or could improve upon?

Well, you know what they say, orange is the new black. And you wear both -- beautifully, I might add. I'd say that means you're always dressed to kill!

What shelter have you chosen to receive your proceeds from the book this month and why? 

Wayside Waifs was the shelter that took me in, so I felt it was important to honor them. This fashionable fine will never forget her roots!

What's life like for you today? 

I’d love to say I recline in the lap of luxury every moment of every day … but Father does have to get up to go to work now and then. And keeping an eye on two rapscallion boycats -- well, let’s just say all that running around is quite good for the figure! Hmm, a good fit? You think so, really?


Rescued 2: The Healing Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes is available at all your favorite online retailers, but if you'd like to purchase an autographed Special Edition featuring the one and only Miss Allie on the cover, it's available exclusively on her blog, A Tonk's Tail! As she said in her interview, during the month of April a portion of each sale supports her Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.

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Summer at sparklecat.com said...

That was a great interview! I could tell how much fun you two had. My human says she loves Allie's story lots!

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome interview ! And we loved reading the books (yes, Claire finally got them !). Purrs

The Menagerie Mom said...

Purrfect interview, Mudpie and Allie! We just love these beautiful rescue stories. Purrs!

Unknown said...

What a fun interview! A Tonk's Tail is one of my favorites.

The Island Cats said...

We love Allie...and her two brothers. We've heard her rescue story but the mom needs to read it again. Thanks for interviewing her.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Thanks, Mudpie and Allie. :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

A purrfect interview
Lily & Edward

Random Felines said...

great interview :)

Three Chatty Cats said...

Great interview! And Rescued sounds like a wonderful book.

Anonymous said...

Great innerview Mudpie. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Two of my favorite girl cats! We always love to see which collar Allie is wearing and we feel sorry for her that she has to put up with TWO brothers. We didn't know she was a Momma though! Great interview, Mudpie! And BTW - Bear and I think you are purr-fect JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

mudpie; my stars what an awesome interview with an awesome gal pal and many thanx for sharing some of your story today Allie and might I say you look FABulous in...all your photos ~~~~ hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥

A Tonl said...

It was just DIVINE meeting you in the fur, Mudpie -- you are such a gracious hostess! Thank you so much for spotlighting my story, and the Rescued, Volume 2 Anthology!

~ Allie

pilch92 said...

Nice interview, I can't wait to read this book.

Dee, Nicky, Dusty & Izzy said...

Great interview, but.... where's the picture if the truck and the driver?

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I thought I wanted the one with Ashton on the cover but this cover is just PURRFECT! Allie has been my furrend since she first burst into the Twitter Anipal community. I’d known Ryker so I kinda took both sides when they’d complain about each other cos Ryker had been my furrend longer. Ryker’s death was a shocker. I remember sitting shivva on Allie’s porch.

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

Great interview, Mudpie. Allie is quite a Lady, isn't she? That book sounds great, just like part one and we already saw that it is available in our country too :) Pawkisses for a wonderful day :) <3

Unknown said...

Fabulous interview!