2010 Pets of the Month

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December 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Penelope!

Name: Penelope, a.k.a. Pen, Sweet Pea, Pretty Princess Penelope, Skunk-kitty

Breed: felis catus beautimus

Likes: Most especially her brother Brox, her mommy, being brushed, freeze-dried chicken treats, plastic spiral toys, carrying her stuffed mousie around the apartment and wailing at 3 a.m., sniffing the breeze, almost everything but…

I’m beautiful. I don’t need to be smart.

Dislikes: Being held, which is tragic, as she is […]

November 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Buddy!

Name: Buddy

Breed: Maine Coon Cat and ????. Approximately 15 years old.

Likes: Looking out the window over downtown Washington, playing with toys and sleep. Buddy can spend hours watching birds, people and the busy world outside, no matter what the weather. He also loves to gnaw on old leather belts, chase laser lights and wrestle. He’s expert at sleeping, sometimes 14 hours a day.

October 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Fawna!

Name: Fawna. She is also called Bumpy, Jumpy, Gypsy, Chi-Chi, Gypsy Fox and Fawna Myani the Gypsy Fox

Breed: We were told she is a Chihuahua Spitz mix. I think she descends from a tiny ancient Egyptian hunting dog used to hunt tiny tigers prevalent at that time. She is 18 months old.

Likes: Fawna loves to run. She chases everything that moves across the […]

September 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Rascal!

Name: Rascal (Nicknames: Rasc, Rascafer, Ferfer)

Breed: Domestic Short Hair

Likes: Chicken and turkey (NOT chicken and turkey-flavored cat food – the real deal only!). Laying on my back, in various dramatic poses. Talking on Dad’s speakerphone conference calls. Taking my Dad’s place on the bed when he travels. My Mom’s cello playing. Anything electronic (especially printer/copiers, but I don’t know why my people keep […]

August 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Sunshine!

Name: Sunshine

Breed: Denebian Viper Cat

Likes: Belly rubs (my favorite), back rubs (my favorite), face rubs (my favorite), head rubs (my favorite), neck rubs (my favorite). Pretty much any rubs. Getting brushed and brushed and brushed (ooh, my favorite). Riding in fast cars and big trucks (damn, my favorite). Good tucker (oy! my favorite). Manipulating humans, (of course). Eating any animal that trespasses on […]

July 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet General!

Name: General

Breed: Senegal Parrot

Likes: String beans, scratches, junk mail, parades, anything on HBO, riding the elevator, laughing, your breakfast, my breakfast, red candy, rubber balls, destroying cheap jewelry and expensive handbags, stalking the unprotected toe.

Let’s have a baby! (he obviously watches too many soap operas)

Dislikes: Honestly, he’s never been asked the question before …

About General: General was born in Falls Church […]

June 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Wally!

Name: Wally (formal name is Walnut; Sometimes called “Mr. Moustache”)

Breed: Black & White Domestic Short Hair

Likes: Looking out the window at the world with an eye for squirrels and birds. Jumping in any shopping bags or boxes he can find. Finding hideouts in closets where he can catch a long nap. Using a Cosmic Country Catnip “beanbag” as a pillow when he naps. […]

May 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Dorothy!

Name: Dorothy

Breed: Lab

Likes: Any ball, any size, any time. Sniffing and giving kisses to our grandchildren – before and after chewing on their binkies. Gathering as many of her toys/stuffed animals she can find and lying on top of them when she senses another dog or child is in the vicinity. Lying on our slippers, preferably but not necessarily with a pair of […]

April 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Georgia!

Name: Georgia (aka George, Queen of Glenside Drive)

Breed: American Long-Haired (we think)

Likes: Named after Curious George because of her remarkably fearless, methodological exploration of anything she encounters, Georgia has had a rich experience in her 20-year life. An early example — as a kitten, she once wanted to cross over the mantel, where a Chanukah Menorah was burning with about 5 candles. Georgia […]

March 2010 Pet of the Month

Meet Apollo!

Name: Apollo (Nicknames: Fluffle-lumpkin, Inspector Detector)

Breed: Sun Conure, 16 years old

Likes: Apollo likes food of most any type. He possesses a special fondness for things he’s not supposed to eat, like whipped cream and butter. Otherwise he demands breads, crackers (saltless!) pasta (cooked and uncooked), fruits, and peanuts. Somewhat disturbingly he also loves eggs and chicken meat. Nutri-berries are his favorite good-for-him food. […]

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