Well, that was fast. But not at all surprising for the world’s most technologically savvy cat. While we’re kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first, we’re glad that one very important celebrity pet is now on Twitter: Karl Lagerfeld’s 9 month old kitten Choupette (who tweets under the handle Choupette’s Diary). Just hours after we learned of Choupette’s lavish life replete with multiple maids who record her every move in diaries, dining at tables, and using iPads, she’s been given a platform to regale us with frequent updates on her day and interact with her fans.
Choupette’s first tweet was only a few hours ago and since then she’s been averaging a tweet every couple of minutes and has amassed 774 followers, though we’re sure that number will increase rapidly. Since we all desperately need more information about Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, we reached out to her on Twitter and, despite her busy schedule of eating, napping and, now, tweeting, she agreed to answer some questions. Read on for Choupette’s thoughts on being abandoned by Baptiste Giabiconi, her two maids, the recent trend of morbidly obese felines and much more.
Fashionista: Are you sad that Baptiste abandoned you? Or do you prefer the quality of life afforded to you by being a Lagerfeld?
Choupette: My connection with Baptiste runs deep but between his constant looking in the mirror and endless model diets it was time for a more fitting lifestyle.
Which of his houses do you live in?
I have grown accustomed to traveling the world with Daddy (to you brainless humans that’s Mr. Lagerfeld) but my temperament fits best in Paris; they understand me there.
Do you scratch his furniture?
I would do no such thing; I am quite refined I will have you know!
Where do you sleep?
Typically I find comfort in piles of last season’s Chanel, which are no longer of use to Daddy.
Are you allowed to sit on Karl’s lap? Does he use a lint roller?
I prefer not to be touched. His gloved hands do a number on my pure white fur.
Why did you decide to start a Twitter?
I felt it was time to show the fashion world the REAL Choupette. My social media savvy tendencies are unprecedented in the cat world.
Are you interested in joining any other social media platforms like Foursquare or Instagram?
Between napping, chasing invisible air particles, and feedings I have little time for such trivial activities.
How many followers do you hope to get?
Only humans count their friends by the number of followers they have.
What are your thoughts on the recent trend of severely obese felines, like the late ‘Meow’ and the new one, Garfield, who weighs 40 lbs?
I am part of the fashion community–how do you expect me to answer such a question…
What does French cat food taste like?
Better than American food (note: I did not say American CAT food)
Are you declawed?
How would my maids paint my nails then?
What’s your litter box like?
A cat as refined as myself does not discuss such private matters. Next question please.
Do you like your maids or does their constant monitoring get a little creepy?
My maids are just like every other human: useless and easy to manipulate.