Pet of the Month Archive

/Pet of the Month Archive

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 […]

July 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Truman!

Name: Truman

Breed: Holland Lop

Likes: Bananas, Papaya, fuzzy blankets, face rubs, Game of Thrones, and NPR

I may look small and cute, but let’s face it, I’m in charge here.

Dislikes: When his humans sleep in on the weekend, vacuum cleaners, loud noises, and when someone sits in his spot on the couch.

About Truman: Truman was adopted from Arlington Animal Welfare. He was named after President […]

June 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Binky!

Name: Binky (We know–not a sophisticated name for such a gorgeous cat. We originally named him Lincoln, given his beautiful copper colored coat, but that soon morphed into Linky, which morphed into Binky, and somehow that stuck!)

Breed: Abyssinian (cinnamon)

Likes: Having his belly rubbed; sleeping in his heated bed or under the covers with us; FOOD; sitting like a sphinx; eating plastic then throwing […]

May 2017 Pet of the Month

Meet Grant!

Name: Grant Mitchell

Breed: Flame Point Siamese

Likes: Food, including whatever my human drops on the floor or forgets on the counter. (I have been known to steal the toasted half of a bagel when my human isn’t looking.) My favorite pastime includes roaming the apartment and window gazing while holding my toy “Mousie” in my mouth. I also love tussling with my brother, Charlie Slater, […]