Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets [Pictures]
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PET: We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut.
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: pet name, owner name, how you met, pet's age, hometown, breed (or best guess), favorite activity, favorite food, funniest moment or sweetest story. Feel free to add your own creative categories, too -- anything that will shine a light on your pet.
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Murphy( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / June 24, 2014 )
Pat Rasinski fell in love with the little orange kitten as soon as she saw him. Sitting in a cage at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, his name was Roy (as in "Siegfried and") and he had an unusual marking in the shape of an M on his head. Rasinski knew two things: This was her new cat, and "I needed to change his name."
Roy was rechristened Murphy and brought home to Baltimore, where he's been living the dream ever since.
"Murphy loves to jump and is very good at playing with my grandchildren," Rasinski says. The kids love to hold toys way up over their heads to watch the little cat leap up to grab them. He also loves jumping on furniture and watching the water move when a toilet is flushed. And he's fond of playing with the water in his bowl or in puddles or anywhere he can find it.
"Cats are not supposed to love water, but he does," says his proud mom. "He cups his paw and drinks water out of it."
Murphy commandeered a granddaughter's stuffed cat at Christmas, and it has been his friend ever since; he loves wrestling with the stuffed toy (since named Sigfreed) and seeking it out from under blankets. "I move Sigfreed from chair to table when I get the chance," says Rasinski, "and Murphy sees him, and the loving battle starts over again."
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-- Kim Fernandez, for The Baltimore Sun