Pet-of-the-Day - Meet Smitten Kitten

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  • April 15, 2020

She's lovable, cuddly, and adorable...yep, her name fits her! 

Your name:       Rebecca Heid

Job title/department:       Associate Professor

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

What is your pet’s name?     Smitten Kitten (Schmit)

How did you come up with this name?    I participate in community TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) and I trapped Schmit in Upper Saucon but she was too small to alter. I had to get her out of the trap and into a cage. I was so nervous because she came from a feral colony and scared kittens can bite. However, when I started transferring her, she started purring. At this time I already had 6 cats plus three foster cats. I thought if I named her this, I wouldn't be tempted to keep her. I failed!

How old is your pet?   Eight

What is your pet’s gender?   Female

Describe your pet in three words:    Lovable, cuddly, adorable

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?     Her pal Pearl Jean (cat sibling) and myself

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?     Nope - She's a cat

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?     I make up songs about Smitten and sing them to her.

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   Schmit

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   Cuddles with me and follows me everywhere

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   The sofa and her bed

Favorite toy:   A string that has a bell at the end

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

Does your pet like children?   No

If you could ask your pet one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    How much do you love me?

Can your pet read your emotions?     Yes, Smitten is mostly blind and she is able to pick up on the other cats’ emotions as well as mine.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:    Playing with Willy and Pearl Jean. She loves her other cat siblings. Since she really can't see, she tries to swat at them, but always misses.

Additional Comments:  Please consider supporting No Kill Lehigh Valley and Peaceable Kingdom to assist in getting animals placed with their forever homes.