May 2010 Pet of the Month: Claude

ClaudeHello. My name is Claude, also known as “Claudie McClaude”, “theClaudester”, and “No, Claude!” As you can probably tell, I am a handsome andpersonable (and modest) 15 year-old Maine Coon cat. I live with my Mommy and Daddy and two brothers, Edgar and Pierre (also pretty cats but sometimes very immature).
I chose my Mommy 14 years ago at a Pet Smart in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I knew she couldn’t resist my cute face and beautiful fur coat. She had recently lost her fur baby and came to Pet Smart “just to look” but fell in love with me (and I with her), so I went to my new home. The first time I met my Daddy, I threw up, but soon came to love him and he is now mine. I love to sit in his lap every chance I get. I also love to play with my toys, lie in the sun, sleep, and hang out with my family– as long as Pierre shows me proper respect. I do NOT like most other cats, especially when neighborhood cats are in my yard and make fun of me through the windows. Mommy and Daddy won’t let me outside to teach those jerk cats a lesson or two, but once, a few years ago, I jumped out a two-story window through the screen to dive-bomb a neighbor cat.