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Writer in Focus: freda lewko, canada Pet’s name(s): Fluffy and Whiskers Nicknames: None Age: Both 13 Sex: Both female Breed: Long-haired somethingorother How you met: My family first met these two pussy cats at my great aunt and uncle’s place where my grandma had brought them. They were my grandma’s cat’s kittens (only about a year old at the time) and needed a new home. I was about 7 years old then and I remember begging and pleading with my parents to keep them, I just couldn’t part with them! My parents reluctantly gave in and we took them home that day. I was probably the happiest kid on the planet. I even named them myself; the one with the black nose is Fluffy, and the one with the white nose is Whiskers. Very original names, I was exceedingly proud. We actually had another older cat at that time, named Peaches, who did not take kindly to the new family additions so we had to keep Fluffy and Whiskers in the garage. We made the garage kitten-friendly and kept them there for quite some time, slowly letting Peaches become accustomed to the new spunky felines. Most adorable habit: Whether this habit is adorable or perhaps perplexing, they both have a particular love for human feet. Fluffy will come along and rub her cheek on your toe to get some attention and she especially loves the occasional dirty sock to cuddle with. Whiskers expresses the same love

by sleeping with her head burried in someone’s shoe or slipper. But Whiskers outdoes Fluffy in the ‘adorable habit’ category; in addition, she loves to fit her large self into available small boxes to indulge in a snug, peaceful nap. Another one of her habits is to sit on any loose paper she can find; Christmas is no doubt her favourite time of the year, soley because of the mountains of wrapping paper. Most annoying habit: Fluffy sometimes neglects to clean herself after going to the loo, resulting in the worst form of cleaning possible: the bath. Whiskers likes to slow you down in your movement about the house by slipping right in front of your path and slowing her pace. As yet, there is no reasoning behind this behaviour. Weirdest stunt: When they were young and nimble, tears were found in the bathroom wallpaper. Intensive investigations concluded that these were made by the duo’s act of leaping from the toilet to the high windowsill to obtain an alternative view of the birdfeeder hanging in the backyard. Usually found: Anywhere from their usual cat nappers to the previouslyreffered-to shoe or slipper. Favourite food: The liquid gravy parts of their canned cat food. The most embarrassing thing you do to your pet: My younger sister and I love to play dress-up with Whiskers (Fluffy flees the moment her telepathic whiskers sense the human thought of “dress-up”). Whiskers looks especially chic in doll hats.

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