The Press Has Awoken

Apparently Socks achieving a terrifying half-million followers has gained the interest and awareness of the world press.

The New Zealand Stuff alerted people yesterday about Sockington’s growing army.

The UK Sun quickly followed with their own story.

Things are growing and growing, out of control.

I think the whole phenomenon’s zeitgeist was captured perfectly by the following exchange on the 91X Morning Show in San Diego:

The 91X Morning Drive with Mat Diablo – May 13, 2009

The madness must stop! What do I do? I’m reaching out here, people. How can people stop paying attention to this foolish little pop-star moron and begin sinking their teeth into some real culture and content, also known as myself? I’m thinking that the next thing to do is start answering phone calls coming in for you-know-who and either give them a brand new lede to run with or simply insist that I be billed as his representative. Seriously.

Maybe I should write a memoir.


#1 TobiasNo Gravatar on 05.14.09 at 12:23 pm

Poor little Penny! *pet*
We all love you, too!

#2 CheapTartsNo Gravatar on 05.14.09 at 4:50 pm

Socks is too cool to be changed by fame … Plus he has Shakeymouse to keep him in line & Miss Penny … WHAP!



#3 vanessaNo Gravatar on 05.15.09 at 12:18 pm

You should use Sockington’s twitter popularity to promote your favorite shelter. I see you have that on your blog, but Sockington hasn’t mentioned it (at least in the while I have been following)…

#4 MarthaNo Gravatar on 05.16.09 at 10:21 am

I love to read Sockington and Penny on Twitter because they make me laugh, which we all need to do these days. Don’t let it get out of hand for yourself, OK? I used to work in a bookstore, and I heard one author say that he wished he could write just one of the dumb little counter books that sell millions to support himself, and then write his own stuff the way he wanted. So maybe the book Penny mentions will be the one! Good luck!

#5 EmilyNo Gravatar on 05.17.09 at 5:59 pm

Great blog. I found you on cuteoverload, and you’re filling the void that Cat Town left me those many years ago.