80% of orange tabbies are male, which makes Patsy a one of a kind kitty. Patsy likes to show off her uniqueness by lounging in high areas like on top of chairs pictured here. Occasionally, she makes time to chew straws with her pal, Ada, who was pictured two weeks earlier.
Category: Pet of the Week
Flashback Friday: Vintage Kitty Edition
Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Pet(s) of the Week features our first vintage pets circa 1980!
Up in front we have Rupert (orange) whose owner, Carol, told us he loved to “walk around the apartment just doing loud meowing with slight pauses sometimes as if they were words.” Freddy (black) looks to be having a moment of intense contemplation that may be relatable for some of us as we finish up our second week back to school. Not to be left out, we have their papier-mâché friend in the back completing this perfect feline trio.
These three friends and everyone at the Help Desk are wishing you all a happy Labor Day weekend!
A Warm Start to the Semester
We hope you get some time to relax before the start of the semester, just like this week’s Pet of the Week, Dexter (black) and Uma (black and white)
Thank you to Dexter and Uma’s favorite human, Kati, for sharing with us what peak relaxation looks like. Good luck in the Fall semester, Illini!
for the very best girl
Today’s Pet of the Week is a little different than usual. Earlier this week, a very good pup who means so much to us at the Help Desk passed away. We’d like to take a moment to tell you about her and remember her.
This is Lilly. Sometimes, her human, Tad, would bring Lilly to work with him, and Lilly would run to the Help Desk for pets and scratches. She had the waggiest tail and gave the best kisses. And there were a few times where Lilly happened to be in the building on the same day that things were pretty stressful at the Desk. We would take breaks to go see Lilly, and she always made our day a little better.
We already miss you so much, good buddy, but we know you’re watching over your humans and you know how much we all love you. Thanks for being the goodest girl.
Maximum Cuteness in Minimum Packaging
I’m not sure if you knew when you woke up today that you were in for an exceptionally special experience, but, boy howdy, are you ever! For your viewing pleasure, the iSchool Help Desk is proud to present…our smolest Pet of the Week ever.
This is Lu. She’s new here. Her human, Brandon, is still getting to know her, but it looks like she’s already excelling at cuteness and cuddles. Lu, if you need to practice any of your kitten skills, we happily volunteer to assist you.
Any new (or old!) furry friends in your life? Send them over to the Help Desk to be our featured Pet of the Week! But only if they’re as cute as Lu. She’s really bringing us to the next level here.
Love Meow or Leave Meow
We made it through July, friends! It’ll be autumn in New York – er – Urbana before we know it. To celebrate, we’ve got a sophisticated lady to share with all of you.
Billie here (or “Miss Brown” to you) doesn’t have much reason to sing the blues. She’s fine and mellow and has an easy living (not to mention plenty of laps to sit in). Her human, Brandon, thinks she’s too marvelous for words. We’re certainly a fool for her.
Does your furry, fanged, or feathered friend go to your head? Send them in to be our next Pet of the Week! We’d love to give this year’s (digital) kisses to them!
Good Boy George
The camera loves George and George loves the camera. And we love George. I mean, look at that smile. His human, Ashlynn, tells us that George also loves stuffed animals and walks with his family.
Just One More Treat?
Meet Stringer Belle! And yes, she is named after THE Stringer Bell from The Wire. But the only game this pup likes playing is a good game of fetch. Her human, Shannon, tells us that Stringer Belle also loves motorcycle rides and lying down on blankets.
proudly hail our alma mutter
Hey, recent iSchool alums! Have you received your diplomas in the mail yet? I can tell you our Pet of the Week certainly has, and, boy!, is she smug about it!
Lucy here will NOT stop barking on about being the valepuptorian of her grrrraduating class. Now that she has a muttster’s degree in advanced cuteness, she’s really the top dog around campus and at home. Her human, Sara, is such a proud puprent. No more ruff nights of studying for this smarty pants!
Have a clever cat or precocious pup in your dorm? Send them in to be our Pet of the Week! If you can handle the bragging, that is.
grey of muzzle, good of boi
Happy long weekend, iSchoolers! Before you frolic off for a few days of summer fun (or marathon Animal Crossing), let’s take a moment to pause and consider the true mysteries of life. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Will they ever bring back Firefly? They say that wisdom comes with age, so perhaps our Pet of the Week can give us some answers.
This is Christopher, and he has been the goodest of bois for 13 years. THIRTEEN. What knowledge rests behind his soulful eyes? What lessons can he teach us? We contacted his humans, Kathryn and Carol, for this report:
Christopher loves penguins. He calls them penglings.
…Christopher is an actual genius.
Have a beautiful mind living in your home? Send their picture and words of wisdom to the Help Desk! They could be our next Pet of the Week!