Meet SEEN’s Pet of the Week: Schmitty the Kitty, a tabby mix from Bloomfield Township.
By Alana Blumenstein
Name: Schmitty the Kitty Degen
Breed: Tabby Mix
Owner: Janice and Sean Degen
1. Where did you first meet your owner?
My owners were lucky enough to foster me and my eight kittens from the Humane Society when I was just a year old. The home where they fostered us was so nice that I told them I wanted to stay after the kittens were returned for adoption.
2. What is your favorite place to go on a walk?
On the back of the couch of course…or any window ledge that allows me to watch the world outside.
3. What is your favorite toy?
My favorite toy is any ball that I play catch with Mom and Dad. They bounce the ball to me, I swat it in any direction I want and I love watching them scurry around trying to catch it while I sit in one place.
4. What is your go-to store in Metro Detroit?
Costco — the humans always seem to restock my kitty litter when they come back from there, and I’m very picky about that.
5. What is your favorite treat?
When I sit in Mom and Dad’s lap and get a thin slice of smoked turkey hand fed to me.
6. Where is the best place to get groomed?
DePorre Veterinary on Maple Road. It’s close to home, and they treat me almost as well as Mom and Dad.
7. Do you have a hidden talent or skill?
I have the unique ability to scare the bejesus out of my owners any time they forget where I am by darting right in front of their walking path at any given time of day or night. I get a real kick out of it.
8. What do you like about your owners ?
They seem to understand what I’m talking about some of the time, but I wish they would take more classes in kitty-talk so I wouldn’t have to repeat myself so often. They give me love when I want it and generally leave me alone when I don’t.
9. What is the last thing you got in trouble for?
I have an insatiable need to lick the butter dish, and they blame me when they forget to cover it…stupid humans.
10. Who is your favorite dog account to follow on Instagram?
What the heck is a dog account? Cat’s rule!
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