Press, Interviews, Television, Facebook, Movie

I am floored beyond belief. And this coming from someone who knows her floors!

Once the magic 500,000 follower mark occurred, it was like every reporter, radio host, and television station came through here, called on the phone, or e-mailed fatty.  And naturally, you can understand my reaction to all that here:

Sockington 500,000 Followers on Vimeo.

Let me be clear – I don’t mean that I quit being on this fine establishment of a weblog, or writing to you, my own growing legion of Penny fans, or anything like that. I simply mean that I can no longer waste time trying to keep the little stump’s ego in check, or sabotage his photo ops, or do the funny thing where I draw a moustache on him with old catfood. OK, maybe the last one keeps going but I will not waste time on the rest of them. Fine, let the little Himbo become the flavor of the month and beloved by all. Those in the know will know where the real intelligence lies.

Fatty’s been all over the place, but he gave a particularly nice interview to a group of podcasters down the road – the Twooting Show.  Here’s a link to that episode. And if you want to see fatty talk even longer, there’s a link to the video podcast of the interview.  Probably the best of the bunch.

Even Socks got an interview with Little Cat Diaries, the content of which is here.

Meanwhile, an AP reporter did a story about Socks, and the thing about the AP, other than it stands for “Associated Press” and not “Analytical Paws” like it should, is that once you get an AP story out there, it ends up in all manner of outlets. Local newspapers, television websites, radio shows… literally hundreds of places picked up the “Socks Story” and went with it.  Here’s the basic story that they all used. I overhead that phone conversation with Fatty – that writer was really friendly.

Also, in case anyone was wondering, there is a Sockington Facebook page out there.  Here’s a link. 1,200 people think of themselves as “Fans”. I haven’t gone that far, I promise you.

Isn’t this crazy? While I’d love it if it was the Penny Posse out there, at least the next time someone offers him lifetime cat food or offers to fly him to a pet spa, I can convince them I’m part of his “entourage” and deserve the goodies too.

What else… ah, yes, I saved the best for last.

Socks was interviewed by a local Boston news program about his “accomplishment”, and… I got my big television debut! Best of all, everyone got to see my butt, which, if you know anything about the feline world, is our big way to wave hello. So without further adieu, allow me to link you to:

The WCVB News Sockington Story

Oh, but it has been a busy week, hasn’t it? And I suppose it will just get busier…


#1 KathyNo Gravatar on 05.23.09 at 2:29 am

Congratulations on your success! Made my way over here from your CNN story, which I’m sure you can’t be any less impressed about. Though you should be. It’s kind of something.

Way to go, Sockington! Consider me among your new Twitter followers. That’ll be me, #504,051.

#2 LuckzillaNo Gravatar on 06.16.09 at 7:07 am

It seems to me that you ARE the smarter of the two, Penny. You remind me of my old housemate, Reba. She was an unsung hero.

I wonder how hard it would be to get all Sockington’s followers to stop following him and start following you.

But, then, they are just stupid humans.– Luckzilla