Short-hair house cat, no specific breed
Owner: Junior Nursing Major Bailey Reed
How did you and your cat meet?
I needed an ESA (which is an emotional support animal). So, one of my mom’s friends gave me a cat last summer, and I got him trained and registered.
What is your cat’s favorite thing about living here or having your school friends over?
He likes company. Whenever I bring him on the Front Lawn with me to study, it’s nice that people always come up and pet him.
Does your cat have a favorite toy?
His laser pointer, for sure. He likes to chase it on the Front Lawn.
Does your cat have any funny quirks?
He’s weird when he will be super still, then suddenly start sprinting all throughout the house.
What is your favorite thing to do with your cat?
Just sit down and pet him and let him sit on me and just start purring.
Do you have any funny stories about your cat?
Well, when I first brought him to the Front Lawn, I really thought he would like his leash, but he just goes limp whenever I put it on him.
In your opinion, how are cats unsung heroes or underrated?
Cats get a bad rep because they are seen as mean, but really, its because their loyal to the people who take care of them, and usually it is just to one or two people. Whereas, dogs kind of hang out with everyone. I feel like cats are more your ride-or-die kind of pet, and they are more loyal. And they are very independent, so whenever they are around you, you know it is because they want to be around you.