Bruce the cat is a New Zealand celebrity cat with quite a story. He has a popular following on FB and has helped his mum write a book. Our black cat fans will be glad to see one of their own in the Dash Kitten spotlight. There is also news of a new Kickstarter for Bruce. [Updated June 2020]
OK let’s get to our exclusive interview shall we?
Where in the world is Bruce the Cat?
I’m in Dunedin, New Zealand (not Dunedin, Florida!). Dunedin is pretty close to the South Pole, so I wear my coat all year round. It’s black, so it’s always in fashion.
What is your favourite part of creating your blog?
I love being my mischievous self and sharing my adventures with people and cats all over the world. I get to have amazing chats with all sorts of great people. I never expected to get so popular – mum shared my story on Facebook after she found me on the footpath when I was a day old and my story went viral! Now I have a blog, a calendar and even an upcoming book!
What kind of readership have you discovered enjoys Bruce the Cat?
My Facebook page is a big part of what I do. As of today, my fans are 87% female, with a pretty even spread of ages between 25 and 54, In terms of countries, most of my friends are from the USA, then the UK, Germany and New Zealand. When it comes to cities, my fans are primarily from London, New York, Christchurch, Los Angeles, Chicago and Bangkok.
My fans live in all sorts of places I’d love to visit, including Turkey, Peru, Finland and Argentina. And in terms of personality, my fans are very supportive and caring. When I was a baby I was very sick for a few while, and it was really nice to know that people all over the world were thinking of me. My fans are the greatest!
What are the joys and challenges of being a worldwide blogger?
The timezone can be a challenge! The joy is the amazing sense of community. The people who follow me are really kind, wonderful people and I love connecting with them every day. I also love it when my fans send me photos of their pets from all over the world – especially little bottle fed or fever coat kittens like me. Some of my followers are also very funny and I love reading their comments.
And sometimes they even send me toys!
Bruce the Cat – A few of My Favourite Things
This year I have changed colour, moved cities, and had my first birthday! What a Wild Ride!
Will you suggest some of your favourite posts for our readers to discover more about you?
I would love to!
- This post shares some highlights of my first year, including the story of how I changed colour.
- In this post highlights of my first year to find out which internet cat you are.
- This is my ‘Quarterly Report‘, showcasing my favourite photos from this year so far.
- I share the story behind my name in this post
- This post shows the story behind my name, Bruce Finds A Home
- And you can find out more about my book here
STOP PRESS ‘BRUCE’ BOOK TWO
There is a second Bruce the Cat book being offered on Kickstarter.
From the Kickstarter Page:
“The book has been quality approved by the children at Port Chalmers Primary School and other friends of Bruce aged between two and six. The story has a rhyming structure which makes it fun to read aloud, and it has a subtle message about caring for animals.
This quality book is an 8.5 x 8.5-inch hardcover (128gsm over 2mm board and matte lamination), printed on lovely paper and full colour throughout. The book cover was designed by award-winning book designer Anna Egan-Reid.“
Check the page out and support Kathryn and Bruce for your own copy. There are some amazing extras too!