Pet of the Month Archive

/Pet of the Month Archive

May 2018 Pet of the Month

Meet Picasso!

Name: Picasso (we named him this because he is a PAINTED turtle)

Breed: Painted turtle

Likes: Food and attention

Dislikes: Water changes and disruption when he’s sleeping

Hi, hi, hi, I’m sooo happy to see you…do you have any food?

About Picasso: This is the story of how we got Picasso. As we were coming home from a long day out, we saw a 20-gallon tank […]

April 2018 Pet of the Month

Meet Zumba!

Name: Zumba

Breed: Mixed tabby long hair

Likes: Basking in the sun, tissue paper, boxes, circular staircase that serves as a giant cat tree, hiding in piles of pillows, and watching TV on my mom’s lap.

First I’m a model and now I’m Pet of the Month. I’m truly irresistible!

Dislikes: Getting my nails clipped, vacuums, dogs that scare me

About Zumba: About 4 years ago, […]

March 2018 Pet of the Month

Meet Hancock!

Name: Hancock

Breed: Mixed Tabby Shorthair

Likes: Food, sneaking up on humans and (toy) mice, food, leather laces, food, fresh catnip, food, warm laps, food, feathers, and food.

Tag! You’re it. (After sneaking up behind you and swatting your ankle.)

Dislikes: Bellman carts, vacuum cleaners, any furniture moved from its usual location, empty food bowls

About Hancock: The Western Maryland Rail Trail, a 27 mile long bike […]

February 2018 Pet of the Month

Meet Mickey!

Name:  Mickey

Breed: Bicolor Blue Point Ragamuffin

Likes: Wrestling with his brother Gus, following the two nine-year old cats around, belly rubs, watching the squirrels and the birds in the backyard, and, most of all, food – he’ll try anything once!

Dislikes: So far, Mickey’s only dislike is being alone but he’s reserving judgment on hairdryers and vacuums.

About Mickey:  Mickey is a 9 1/2 month […]

January 2018 Pet of the Month

Meet Pepe!

Name: Pepe Chalmers

Breed: Orange Costa Rican Diplocat

Likes: Eating plastic wrappers, watching squirrels through the window, pretending he’s the captain of his laundry basket cruise ship, and opening his own Christmas presents

Dios mio, soy guapo! (“My god, I’m handsome!”)

Dislikes: Snuggling on anyone’s terms other than his, when mom packs for a trip, a dirty cat box, and moving

About Pepe: Pepe is a […]

December 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Lexi!

Name: Lexi

Breed: Burmese

Likes: Sun, people, my feline brother Cocoa, music, treats, cuddles, toys I can carry with me, playing hide and seek, playing everything, sun, people…

I’m fun to hang out with.

Dislikes: None really. Sometimes I refuse to take my medicine in a pill pocket treat. My parents think that I don’t like the pill pockets but I’m really just having a […]

November 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Max!

Name: Max

Breed: Tabby

Likes: Cat treats, baked goods, cat treats, coffee, cat treats, popcorn, cat treats, and some more cat treats. Ear rubs (from base to tip) and face rubs. Laying on his humans’ torsos. Helping any workers who come into the house. Also, did we mention cat treats?

I rule! And do you have any cat treats?

Dislikes: He tries to be polite […]

October 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Phineas Fish!

Name: Phineas Fish. His name is from the children’s cartoon – Phineas and Ferb (there used to be a second pleco named Ferb)

Breed: Plecostomus (a/k/a Pleco, algae eater, bottom feeder)

Likes: Fresh veggies; Hiding inside Triceratops skull aquarium ornament; Showing off dorsal fin

Carp-Ehh Diem

Dislikes: Bright lights; any sudden movements

About Phineas Fish: We responded to a Craigslist ad: free aquarium equipment, left […]

September 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Finny!

Name: Finbar (or affectionately, “Finny”)

Breed: Maine Coon Mix

Maine Coon cats are thought to have descended from longhaired Norwegian Forest Cats that cross-bred with an extinct domestic breed here in the US. According to the Cat Fancier’s Association, Norwegian Forest Cats were likely “the cat the Viking explorers took with them to keep their ships clear of rodents, the same job they had in […]

August 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Momo!

Name: Momo (He came with his name as Kokomo, but the human felt that he was more of a “momo” which is a Tibetan dumpling).

Breed: Domestic short-hair

Likes: Getting brushed, wet-food, lots of pets from the human and oh did I say brushings?

I am a wanna-be super meowdel

Dislikes: Vacuum cleaner, and cuddles from the human that go on for too long

About Momo: Momo is […]