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Pet of the Month Archive 2009

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December: Miko

Likes: I enjoy deep tissue massages, pawdicures, being brushed, sticking my paw in people's beverages, speaking my mind (my "catitude"), catnip, loves, snuggles, attention, "helping" my people play video games, albacore tuna in spring water, getting a drink of warm water from the bathtub faucet, sitting outside on the back patio gazing at the moon and stars, the mid-level unit of my kitty condo, chasing fireflies, the last spoonful of milk from a bowl of cereal and sitting underneath the Christmas tree.

Most cats, when they are out, want to be in, and vice versa, and often simultaneously. - Louis J. Camuti

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November: Teddy

Likes: Attention, feather toys on fishing poles, sitting in his travel cab (in the house), giving and receiving lots of hugs and kisses, playing in the car (in the garage), Trader Joe's Tuna for Cats, burrowing under the comforter to make a nest, belly rubs, stalking and pouncing on his kitty companion, more hugs and kisses, being naughty while he watches his Mom out of the corner of his eye to see how far he can get, watching the bird feeder, travel, massages.

Everybody loves a lover

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October: Kent & Duncan

Likes: Duncan likes scaling tall buildings in a single bound (or neighbor's roofs in two or three shorter bounds). It'd be easier if he wore a cape because then his owner wouldn't have to go get him Again limited to the house, he likes sitting on top of tall cabinets from which he can see every room on the first floor, dancing on top of his owner's husband, and beating up the automatic pet-feeder until it surrenders. Kent, on the other hand, likes lying upside-down, hiding under tables even if the table is glass and carrying a large, fuzzy, red & yellow mouse (while making moaning sounds) to where ever his owner happens to be.

Get the camera out of our faces; we're trying to get some sleep here.

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September: Casey

Likes: Repeatedly grabbing and attempting to hold onto soft toys dangling on strings (preferably while said toy is being moved around by appropriate human servant); reaching out to bat unsuspecting human walking down stairs; getting visits from cat-sitter Arlene when his people go off on yet another trip; happily purring when his people return; sleeping (in my lap, on my legs, in the sun, on newspapers or any other written product one is trying to read); getting brushed and combed; getting scratched behind the ears; eating grilled tuna and baby food.

Yes, that's me ready to play - I'm just not good at pretending to be nonchalant.

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August: Rosemary

Likes: Sitting in the lap or (especially) on the shoulder or draped around the neck of anyone who is even slightly tolerant of such intimacy; socializing with guests at parties while dodging errant feet; being brushed and brushed and brushed (did I mention being brushed?); having her whiskers stroked; lying in the sun under the orchids in the window especially when surrounded by her "treasures" (i.e., soft toys); her sitter and best friend Monika.

A lady is always a lady, even when her whiskers are being stroked.

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July: Grover

Likes: Food; as much lap time as possible; small, cozy spaces; Sitter Liz; food; paper bags and boxes; listening to guests at dinner parties; food; combing (sometimes); paper to sit on; watching birds and squirrels; clean litter boxes; old, familiar cat beds; and food.

There are no ordinary cats, so any time spent with a cat is never wasted.

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June: Russell

Likes: Drinking water from the faucet; Getting in boxes and bags; Chasing miniature tennis balls; Watching birds and helicopters through the window; Scratching on the couch; Climbing, jumping, running; Cuddling at 4 am.

Plz can play nao?

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May: Daddy-O

Likes: Daddy-O is fickle. For example - for weeks he won't eat anything but Bumble Bee solid white albacore tuna and immediately after I buy 12 cans on sale, he won't look at it. Lately he craved Boston Market turkey (no gravy). I stopped buying it after I had to eat turkey sandwiches everyday for a week! One thing he is not fickle about is requiring pristine litter boxes. He has 3 large dishpans that are located side-by-side in the bathroom. He will not re-visit a littler box if he's already been there. (I wonder if he owns stock in a kitty litter company??)

I got the hep-cat attitude, that's why they call me Daddy-O

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April: Billie

Likes: Meeting new people, long walks, good stuff to smell, barking at other dogs, cuddling, "Pup-A-Ronies"

I twirl with delight when I see my pet sitter!

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March: Gabriel

Likes: Everybody! But thinks that Greenies are the cats meow and will do his best imitation of a meerkat sitting up in order to get a Greenie!

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. (Leonardo da Vinci)

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February: Stanley

Likes: Any human who shows the slightest interest in him. Special favorites: humans who are afraid of or hate cats he will jump on those laps immediately.

Are you sure I'm not a dog?

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January: Denise

Likes: As the owner of Sit-A-Pet I would like to take this opportunity to honor my sweet kitty cat that passed away last month. This is not the usual format for Pet of the Month but Denise was such an intimate part of the Sit-A-Pet family, that I feel the need to write about her. She survived, against all odds, to see her 20th year. Most of that time she lived outdoors as a feral cat.

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