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March 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Arlo

Breed: Domestic long-hair

Let’s play!

Likes: Playing with plastic straps that my mom gets when she orders 5 reams of paper at once. Sitting on special paper my grandma gives me from packages she gets. Sitting in my special box that I have in every room. Playing monkey-in-the-middle with a ball that my mom and dad roll or throw in the living room.

Dislikes: The […]

February 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Rosie

Breed: Domestic short hair (?)

Time spent with me is never wasted.

Likes: Sitting and lying in and on everything including the arm of the couch (my family call me a “hood ornament”); boxes, sinks, baskets, under the Christmas tree, beds and of course laps. I love to lay curled up in front of the fire when it’s cold out and stretched out […]

January 2020 Pet of the Month

Name: Miss Kitty

Breed: Domestic Shorthair

Everything was perfect until those other cats came to stay and never left. But I’m spoiled so life is good.

Likes: Playing with stretchy hair bands — paws down The. Best. Toy. Ever. Being outside (when my people are home). It used to be fun to climb the willow tree but now I like to hang out under the […]

December 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Comma

Breed: Domestic medium-hair tabby? Unsure

Likes: Sprinting around outside. Using tree trunks as scratching posts. Sleeping for hours in piles of leaves

The world is full of wonders! Come, let me show you.

Dislikes: His food bowl getting low on cat chow, being left alone too long, having his ears cleaned

About Comma: His family adopted him five years ago from the Baltimore SPCA. They chose him because […]

November 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Satchmo, AKA Satch, Sassmo, and “The.Best.One”

Breed: Debonair Jaguar.  Or Polydactyl Tuxedo Cat.  Depends on who you ask–Satchmo or his humans.

MA!!!! The bowl!!! It’s emptyyyyy!!! It’s not gonna fill itself, ya know….

Likes: Drinking from a dripping bathtub faucet is a big favorite.  He likes being around his people–he’s like a dog, the way he hangs out with us.  He likes to have an audience when he […]

October 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Chester

Breed: Cheetah (aka grey mackerel tabby)

Likes: Bonito flakes!! “Dry brush” after breakfast; treats anytime; paw massages; my moms; tabby tussling with my sister Armstrong; exploring the hallway of my building.

Bonito flakes make ANYTHING taste good!

Dislikes: The cat carrier (which normally means the Vet!); the Dyson vacuum (very scary); being disrupted when I’m lounging or resting; when my mom goes out of town (but I […]

September 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Mabel

Breed: Domestic Long Hair Fuzzball

Likes: Spooning with mom; lap naps; grooming myself likes it’s my job; wrestling loudly with Oskar (kitty roommate) to get mom’s attention so she’ll FEED US

Don’t worry. Be nap-py. <<yawn>>

Dislikes: Oskar (he’s a stinky, clumsy boy!); human paws where I’ve just groomed (ahem); being moved out of mom’s bed

About Mabel: Mom had just lost her dear old tomcat Handsome and […]

August 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Aubrey & Percy

Breed: Burmese

Likes: Dried salmon, leaping off the top of tall furniture, running on the treadmill, racing from one end of the house to the other.

How could you not expect me to jump on that glass shelf; it was just hanging there.  Oops!

Dislikes: Anything or anyone that thwarts their desires. Lamps and vases that get in the way.

About Aubrey & Percy: The boys were born in […]

July 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Zeus

Breed: Domestic shorthair/Russian blue?

Likes: Attention, screened-in back porch, fetching rubber toy, trying to escape house via front door, us, Max, Sam somewhat less so, Lindsay from Sit-a-Pet, the cat tree, chewing bare feet (particularly our daughter’s), sleeping in the linen closet, something to do

Isn’t there an engineering school that accepts cats?

Dislikes: Lack of attention, being confined against his will, being bored

About Zeus: We adopted Zeus […]

June 2019 Pet of the Month

Name: Orion

Breed: Domestic short hair, orange and white

Likes: Lounging on the screen porch, a good scritchin’ behind his ears, being talked to, smelling and rubbing up against really stinky shoes, catnip toys

It’s all good.

Dislikes: Wearing a sweater, riding in the car, when his brothers Marty and Channing encroach on his personal space

About Orion: My husband and I adopted Orion from Caring for Creatures (CFC), a sanctuary […]

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