Pet of the Week: Teddy

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By Madx Cole, Correspondent

Image Credit: Matt Nevers for Horizons

All cats are the best cat, and Teddy is no exception. Teddy—named for the older sister from Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie”—is the beautiful domestic longhair cat of ERAU student Kelli Megyes. The two met Feb. 13, 2022 at the Yavapai Humane Society’s first open event since 2020. Megyes intended only to visit and pet the animals, but one sweet old cat lied on her lap, and in less than 10 minutes, Megyes knew she would take Teddy home.

Despite being an older cat, Teddy is sweet and energetic. She enjoys naps, belly rubs, her cat brother Junior, and snuggles. She has lots of hair (and lots of hairballs), but thankfully, she enjoys being brushed as well. She even tolerates baths!

Teddy came from a home with six or seven other cats. She does not like being alone and loves playing with her little brother Junior. “She knows that she’s kinda the alpha, but at the same time, she wants to befriend him. Except for when food’s involved.” Teddy is “absolutely feral” for her catnip toy and wet food. She often swats Junior away to steal his meal.

Every morning, when Teddy hears Megyes’ alarm, she sits on her chest and purrs for pets. Through the haze of sleep, Megyes obliges, but as soon as she wakes, Teddy screams for her to get up and feed her.

“She’s the best.”

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