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Petidote of the Day 2012-01-27

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Kiki the Kitty

Kiki is brought to us by jjmtacoma, she of "Cheap Eats" fame and much more. Here's what jjmt had to say about the wonderfully wide-eyed Kiki:

This is Kiki, my tuxedo cat. She is about seven or eight years old. We adopted her as a rescue kitty about 4 years ago. I thought this picture of her laying on my kitchen table would be perfect!

Kiki loves food and weighs in at 13 lbs. I've put her on a "weight control formula" food but she doesn't like it so I have reverted to the old food. She still wanders the house looking for food to steal from the dog and the other cat and continues to beg shamelessly when I cook dinner. She will actually get on the counter and sit just beyond my reach. I am a complete marshmallow and coax her off the counter by tossing a pinch of shredded cheese on the floor. Maybe I actually trained her to do that trick where get on the counter = get cheese on the floor.

Kiki is not a lap kitty but she wants to be near me most of the time. I have a cat bed on the corner of my desk where she sleeps while I work on the computer. She used to lay on my keyboard while I was trying to do stuff so I added the bed to free up my keyboard.

Never mind, Kiki is a professional people trainer!

Thanks, jjmt -- she's adorable and those eyes! She makes me want to write LOL Cat captions to explain what she's looking at. What could it be???

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Submitted by illusionofjoy on

They are sister and brother- Penelope and Sylvester. I've posted a photo of them before, but what the hell - the internet is for cats:

I need to get more recent photos of them, but they aren't easy to photograph if they aren't sleeping.

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

I have a "rescue" cat, also.

Sometimes I am baffled by her behavior, and so I have to imagine what her life was like before I adopted her.

But, based on my one and only "rescue cat" experience, I'd say that this is the most rewarding "cat encounter" I've had.

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Submitted by jjmtacoma on

Kiki made herself at home when she came to live with us, as if she was always a part of our family.

The pose in the picture is called a "Cat Loaf" by my son's friend.