Skip to main content

Q&A with Polina Koshkadelik

My dear furrriends, 

I am delighted to share with you my Q&A with the wonderful Polina Koskadelik, owner and founder of the popular Instagram page fiftyshadesginger. Not only is it the ultimate page for all ginger floofs, it is also one of the first pages to have featured me on my Instagram journey so it is a very special page to me. Be sure to check the page out if you haven't already as it is the most active and engaging page dedicated to ginger felines!

Polina, it is a delight to have you join us for a Q&A and we are excited to learn more about you and what goes on behind the scenes at fiftyshadesginger.

Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself? 

My name is Polina. Im from Russia but now I study and live in Germany.

Have you always had cats in your life?

I have always lived with cats, since I was 1 month old. Most of them were my mother’s cats. But at the very beginning of my independent life I understood that I couldn’t live without cats. And then Loke appeared in my life. Now he is 13 years old. 

Do you have any other pets beside cats? 

I had many different pets when I was a kid: hamsters, mouses, rats, guinea pigs, fish... But cats never were pets in our family, they were members.

How long has fiftyshadesginger been active?

Fifty Shades Ginger was established in 2016. Ive just understood that it’s already 5 years!

What made you decide to start a page dedicated exclusively to us orange floofs?

I launched a page for my ginger cat Loke. But very soon I realized that there were so many sweet gingers I wanted to repost. And I changed the concept. Now Loke and his girlfriend Laki also have their own page @mrandmrsrex

Your page has quite a big following. It must take up a lot of your time. Is it just yourself that runs the page or have you got anyone helping you?

Only me. It takes up a lot of time, yes. But indeed it’s very pleasant hobby: browsing hundreds of pictures with cats, liking it and having many kind comments back. It’s like a therapy for me. 

You also have promote the hashtag #lokesfriends. Who is Loke and please tell us about him.

Loke is a sweet ginger Cornish rex. He is very modest boy although he can be very loud when he is hungry. He just loves food a bit too much and always want more.

When you decide to share a picture or a profile, is this by request or are they accounts that you have found yourself and which catch your eye?!

Both ways. But requests in priority. 

Also I take into account those who tag their pictures with #lokefriends๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ

How do people react when they get shared by your page?

Almost all of those whom I gave a shout-out thanked me very warm. It’s always a pleasure. But several cases of negative reaction also happened. It’s very rare and I deleted posts if someone claims.

(Hey look! That's me! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฑ)

Some people say us ginger boys have tempers and attitudes. Would you agree?

By all means! But ginger girls are also outstanding ;)

A wise man once said, "Cats rule and dogs drool'. Would you agree? 

Agree but I dream about basenji dog - they have a very independent attitude

Speaking of dogs, will there ever be a fiftyshadesginger dedicated to dogs or are we barking up the wrong tree on that one?

I don’t have such a plan. But among FSG members there is a ginger poodle (+1 of his cat friends )

Thanks again for invitation!

Kind regards

Polina & Loke

There you go my dear furrriends! We really enjoyed chatting to Polina and learning more about fiftyshadesginger. I am sure many of you are already familiar with the page and follow it but for those of you who dont, we highly recommend you check it out and give it a follow! Team ginger rules!

Right, I am exhausted after all that. I am off for a snooze!


Popular posts from this blog

Q&A with world renowned animal trainer Dawn Barkan

My dear floofs, I am truly honoured to share with you my Q&A with the fabulous Dawn Barkan! Dawn is one of the biggest names in animal training. If you watch TV or film then chances are you have seen several examples of Dawn's work. Her resume is so impressive and includes work on films such as the "Meet the Parents" Trilogy, "Ace Ventura", "Snow Dogs", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Night at the Museum" to name but just a few! Check out her Imdb here!  Also, if any of you are Disney fans you will want to read on for sure to find out what Dawn is currently working on... Pictured: Dawn Barkan with Crsytal the Monkey (Night at the Museum) Dawn, thank you so much for taking the time from what is surely an extremely busy  schedule to talk to us here at Nacho HQ. We truly admire you and are humbled to get the chance to hear from you. We hope you are safe and well at this time! Please tell us a little about yourself?

Q&A with Manny and Nikki

My fiendish floofs! I am delighted to have the wonderful Manny Halloween Cat with me for my Spooktacular Halloween special along with his proud owner and manager Nikki! I am sure many of you will already be familiar with Manny. He's kind of a big deal! If not, you will most certainly want to follow him after you read our Q&A! Hi Nikki and Manny! Thank you so much for joining us our Halloween spooktacular Q&A. Please tell us a little about yourself Nikki. First of all, thank you so much for this awesome opportunity—I’m honored to be interviewed for your website! I’m Nikki Hess, and I live in the Philadelphia suburbs in Pennsylvania, USA. I work in marketing for my day job, and then outside of that, I’m Manny’s social media meownager, which is the best job ever! Yes, it must be a great honour to be working with the legendary Manny! Would you tell us about Cat Lady Academy? The Cat Lady Academy business was inspired by Manny, as many things in my life a

A Man Called Otto

My dear furrriends, I am delighted to share with you, this special feature on the current cinema release of "A Man Called Otto" starring Tom Hanks. We have been working hard to get you the behind the scenes scoop on this Sony Pictures production.  We got speaking to Britany Hufnagle Long (animal trainer), Dawn Barkan (Animal coordinator) and Schmagel the cat (floofy star of "A Man Called Otto" I hope you enjoy reading this and we hope you enjoy learning all about Schmagel, who is well on his way to becoming the most famous floof of 2023!  We highly recommend you go and check "A Man Called Otto" out if you haven't already.  ( Pictured: Britany Hufnagle Long and Schmagel) So Britany, Thank you so much for taking part in this Q&A. We really appreciate it. Please tell us a little about yourself and your roles at Hillcrest and Dawn Barkan Animals. I started showing dogs at the age of 6 years and continued throughout college. I majored in animal behavior