Daughter of Paul Daraîche, Émilie Daraîche has three cats who are like her children: Lilly-Rose, 10, has the same character as her; Bella, 6, is his favorite; Molly Boy, a young kitten, is a gentle monster with a pink collar.
WHAT IS THE REASON THAT DRIVED YOU TO HAVE THREE CATS?
In Lilly-Rose’s case, it was a surprise Christmas present from my parents in 2011. It was to replace my other cat who passed away just before the holidays. Lilly-Rose is quite exceptional and doesn’t get along with other cats, so when I moved in with my partner, she stayed with my parents. Bella was already with my partner when I met him. She was 4 months old. I am the adoptive mom! I love it. This is really my pussy, my, my child, absolutely! I adopted a kitten, Molly Boy, while in confinement. Looks like I was bored! I wanted a baby and I wanted to take care of it …
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THESE NAMES?
All of my animals have human names. I choose the name a little on the fly. Lilly-Rose had a look on Lilly! For Molly Boy, I thought I adopted a female and had the name Molly in mind before I even adopted her. Recently, I learned it was a male, hence his name, Molly Boy. He still has his pink necklace (Molly’s daughter) on his neck.
WHY ARE YOU MORE “CAT” OR “DOG”?
Personally, I have never had dogs. Looks like I’m less close to them. I’m not a cat anymore! I like their independent and loving side.
HOW TO DESCRIBE THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR CATS IN A FEW PHRASES?
Lilly-Rose has the same character as me: she’s wild and doesn’t want to live with anyone. She only loves three people: daddy, mommy and me … that’s grumpy cat ! Bella is very affectionate and sensitive. She is still glued to us. She sleeps with us. This is our little cat! Looks like she’s always going to be a baby. At the moment, Molly Boy is a young monster. A destroyer. I don’t know how it will evolve.
TELL US ABOUT A COCASSE, UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL FACT ABOUT LILLY-ROSE.
When she meows, Lilly-Rose has the same voice as dad. I’m sure she has lumps on her vocal cords, like him. That’s why her full name is Lilly-Rose Daraîche!
TELL US ABOUT A COCASSE, UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL FACT ABOUT BELLA.
She goes outside and has a bell on her collar because she wants to hunt. The only thing she managed to grab and get into the house is what scares me the most in the world: a toad. She looked happy and meowing, proud and as if to say, “Look what I caught! And me, I was flipping!
TELL US ABOUT A BAD MOLLY BOY.
It’s a monster. He’s chomped on all the chair legs here, he crunches my books, he even eats handkerchiefs.
I discovered that Lilly-Rose was a great traveler when I moved to Gaspé and had 12 hours of road to do with her. She did it like a “dog” who loves the car. She didn’t meow and was very relaxed.
DURING CONTAINMENT, WHAT SPECIFICALLY HAVE YOUR CATS GIVEN YOU?
I spent so much time with them. I got closer to my cats. As if I had found them. I really fell in love with them.
About Émilie Daraîche:
- The daughter of country singer Paul Daraîche offers us her very first eponymous album, on sale since October 16.
- His first music video and his first radio single, Remember, have been available since last Tuesday.