Staff picks: Our best friends
Edward “Blackbeard” Teach-Murawski is an almost-3-year-old, black toy poodle, who is, unfortunately, a Gemini. (Happy Birthday to him on June 14!) Blackbeard’s personality can be described as noble, defensive, mischievous, and loving. Blackbeard was almost euthanized by his breeder because he was born with only one eye. When his mom and grandma heard about him, there was no way that was happening. He was supposed to go home to his grandma, but his mom couldn’t give him back. Blackbeard enjoys classical music, sniffing, going on long walks, being chased, and playing a game of tug-of-war with his favorite toys.
Wednesday “Loch Ness” Munro (aka DarkNESS, BlackNESS, or just Ness) is a sleek, black kitty cat who is about a year old, despite a medium’s reading that she is really a witch from the 1600s trapped inside a cat’s body as punishment for trying to take over the world. Her favorite show is Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Ness was found as a kitten in a box on the side of the road, and now she lives a life of luxury while tormenting her owner. Ness can be described as pure chaos and evil. Her hobbies include playing fetch and running around the apartment during the witching hour whilst destroying everything in her path.
Katniss van Buren is a 4-year- old cattle dog named after the Hunger Games character because of her strong prey drive. She also has a funny side and loves to bury bones in her mom’s garden.
Ickus Bart Cranford is a 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier. He is a rebel, loner, real monster, and the muse of a million weird little songs. He dreams of murdering postal workers and rolls in death. Ickus Bart is also the director of the College Hill Puplick Works Department and will breakdance for peanuts.
Murder and Mayhem McDowell, (aka Slanky and Bubba Fat) are 5-year-old siblings whose golden eyes indicate their brotherhood and whose physiques suggest different fathers (Murder is the lanky half-tabby, Mayhem the Holstein chonk). They love scritches (the belly is never a trap), sitting on the keyboard, grooming, cuddling, chasing, biting and supplexing each other. Mayhem is the gregarious cat-dog who considers every visitor his new best friend. Murder prefers to lurk and sniff shoes.
Dexter Womack is a Cavachon that is so smart and loving. Sometimes Dexter’s owner feels like he will stand up on his hind legs, reach behind his back to unzip a hidden zipper, and a little person will come out.
Lillie Mae Farmer, 5-years-old, and Dallas Farmer, 1-year-old, are both Australian Cattle Dogs (Blue Heelers). Lillie is as sassy as she is smart. She’s a big talker, who is very protective, and the boss of the house. Dallas is a rescue who found her fur-ever home with the Farmers a few months ago. She’s the sweetest cuddler and a wiggle worm.