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Pet of the Month Archive 2016

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December: Bella & CoCo

Likes: Lounging in warm sunny windows, sitting in piles of blankets right out of the dryer, sitting in any box our mother brings home, tummy rubs, chin scratches and, most of all, snuggles with our human mother. We also love & appreciate all the great care & attention we get from our pet sitters!!

Dislikes: Visits to the vet, closed doors (we hate not knowing everything) and missing our mother when she travels.

Rapscallions Rule!

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November: Buster

Likes: Looking handsome. Drinking water from your glass, guests' glasses, the bathtub, the Christmas tree, and the toilet. Nibbling people's noses. Asking for more food at 4am even though his bowl is full. Eating the wall to wall carpeting. Eating his compounded Prozac tuna treats to stop him from eating the wall to wall carpeting. Getting his cheeks brushed. Purring. Sleeping on his mom's feet every night...

Life is chill, man! As long as I get my kibble.

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October: Bella

Likes: Cramming herself into everything: boxes, bags, visitor's purses. Sliding across duvet covers and clean sheets. Singing the song of her people all night long while we are trying to sleep.

Dislikes: Moving from the rug right in the middle...

I’m so pleased with the new addition to my staff!” (when she met her new favorite pet sitter, James)

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September: Gracie

Likes: Gracie likes the simple things in life, like playing with her toy mice, receiving a good brushing, sleeping away the day, chatting for attention, and mildly annoying her human companion by swatting at her nose at dawn and drinking from her water glass.

Dislikes: Gracie dislikes the vacuum cleaner, a ringing telephone, and any sudden movements.

I meow therefore I am.

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August: Minnie

Likes: Lots and lots of walks! Minnie also likes a good chewbone and any squeaky toy that she can use to get attention. Minnie loves to visit her grandmother in PA who lives in a big house on 17 acres with plenty of room to run and chase deer! She also loves a warm, soft bed and has been known to sneak on to her sister’s comfy bed for a nice nap after her sister goes off to school.

Hey, who’s up for another walk? Anyone? Anyone?

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July: Cody

Likes: Watching what’s going on outside from the kitchen window (the rabbits, chipmunks, birds, neighbors, dogs), playing on the stairs and the railings, playing with shadows in sunshine, hiding and surprising his Mom and making her squeal, checking out visitors, following his Mom around the house, leading Melinda around the house to make sure...

I love to sit in the window and keep track of the neighborhood. They call me The Mayor.

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June: Cherubino

Likes: Being brushed, sunning myself, being brushed some more, snuggling on My Human's chest, my pet sitters Noni and Pilar who understand the importance of brushing, sprawling across MY Human's forearms while she plays on the computer, brushing NOW!, not eating today whatever food I liked yesterday, brushing, brushing, brushing.

Sit-A-Pet Pet of the Month? That's the best you can do for a tornado survivor? I should be Pet of the Year!

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May: Princess

Likes: Treats! She also likes Da Bird, treat balls (they have treats inside!), and her "cow mouse". She also likes night time cuddles.

Dislikes: Being picked up, children and other cats.

I am happy I no longer live on the streets. I wish all kitties were that lucky.

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April: Louie

Likes: Carrots, radicchio and classical music

Dislikes: Petting and being held

About Louie: Louie is an independent little fellow who loves to hop around and jump as high as he can...

Thank you for giving me a peaceful home with a clean cage, lots of playtime, organic salads and treats!

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March: Callie and Oliver

Likes: Our laser pointer toy, midnight obstacle races across the bedroom, scratches behind the ears, wrestling with each other.

Dislikes: People who sleep late when it is time to feed the cats.

About Callie and Oliver: Callie and Oliver are 18 month...

Even though we like to wrestle, we like to cuddle together too!

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February: Dottie

Likes: Naps in sunny spots, catnip pillows, baths from my kitty sister Missy, manipulating my humans, tuna, and chicken.

Dislikes: When Missy tries to steal my sunny napping spot, the vacuum, cold weather when the screen porch is closed, anything that takes attention away from me, and taking...

Sunbeams, fresh air, and a bit of catnip are good for the soul.

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January: Pablo

Likes: Socializing, being brushed "in stereo" (i.e., with two brushes at the same time), waking people up at 6AM, having his nails manicured (trimmed), running around after pooping, drinking from the bathtub, sardines.

Why are these people not brushing me right now? They don't seem too bright. Those brushes are not going to move by themselves.

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