Pet-of-the-Day - Meet Antonio

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  • June 15, 2020

Antonio has his own electric blanket!

Your name:       Barbara Jo Piraino-DeVito

Job title/department:     Preschool Teacher at NCC Reibman Hall Children's Center

What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc.)?       Cat

What is your pet’s name?     Antonio

How did you come up with this name?    A spin-off of a favorite family name.

How old is your pet?  Just turned 15!

What is your pet’s gender?   Male

Describe your pet in three words:    Handsome; friendly; human-worthy!

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?     His many snuggling blankets & Me :)

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?     He "talks" when he needs something, & comes when you call him.

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?      That when he sits at the cabinet and/or the refrigerator, it is time to eat!

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   Many: Snugglebutton; Handsome Boy; My Love, & other silly names depending on what he's up to!

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   Follows me around, rubs his head against me, lays by my side.

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   Under bed covers; on the couch with me and my husband (he has his own electric blanket!!)

Favorite toy:   His mouse toys

One habit you would like to change:    Not a one!!!!!

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?    People

Does your pet like children?   Yes

If you could ask your pet one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    Are you happy with your life?

Can your pet read your emotions?     For sure; stays closer to me when I am sad or upset.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:     When he goes for car rides & sits on my lap looking out the window, people do a double-take when they realize Antonio is not a dog!!!

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?   His unconditional love and understanding; his patience while we are away at work, or on a vacation - the wonderful greeting when we come home :).

Additional comments:    Antonio has the greatest personality, and he is the most lovable & precious cat I have ever owned :)

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