Today we talk with Michael Greenblatt from New Jersey, USA about his best feline friend and workout partner, Roadrunner – the famous long distance running cat.
How old is Roadrunner?
Roadrunner is six years old and will turn seven on 30 April, 2015.
How long have you had Roadrunner and what’s her background?
Roadrunner was left in a shoebox in my neighbour’s driveway, when she was just a kitten in November 2008. She truly reminded me of my two childhood cats. After watching me run by her for about a month, Roadrunner showed up at my doorstep one morning and began joining me for my long distance runs every day. She came to live with me in December 2008.
What made you fall in love with Roadrunner and keep her?
I fell in love with Roadrunner because she is beautiful, sweet (with a temper too!) and my long distance running partner. I knew she was very special from the first time I saw her sitting on the hill across the street.
What’s Roadrunner’s favourite treat or food?
Roadrunner’s favorite treat is tuna fish!
What’s your favourite activity together?
Our favorite activity together is definitely long distance running on the boardwalk, beach, jetty, street, sidewalk and indoor courses. We train very early in the morning all by ourselves. Roadrunner’s safety comes first and I have always protected her with my life!
What makes Roadrunner extra special?
Roadrunner is special and very unique – she is the only long distance running cat in the world and she leads the way! Many people own cats who follow them. I follow Roadrunner!
Animals teach us a lot. What can we learn from Roadrunner?
Over the past five years, Roadrunner has become a media sensation and possibly the world’s most famous rescue cat. She has been featured both in print and online media and is spokeskitty for Healthy Pet, which is a wonderful all natural food supplement suitable for all pets. More important than all her international fame, Roadrunner is my best friend and a wonderful companion who I love with all of my heart.
Images: Bradley J. Penner for Asbury Park Press / Mary Motsay – Sole Mare Images