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My Fuzzy Friend: Jacob Maurer & Simon

- Name: Jacob Maurer - Age: 54 - Hometown: Summit Hill - Type of pet: Cat - Name: Simon - Age: 7 - Breed: Siamese - Male or female? Male - Why he is my friend: He is always there for me. He is truly a comfort to me. He waits for me to get home from work and requires very little in return to just having me be there. - Describe in four words: Smart, ingenious, warm, loving - Best trait: His intelligence. He lets you know what he wants! - Personality: Mellow! - A funny story: He gets very vocal about three times in a 24-hour period. You can actually hear him say things. He sounds eerily human! - Likes more than anything: To chase the laser light. - Any tricks? He sits and lifts one paw to beg for his wet cat food. He begs like a dog. - Silly names you call him: Simon Boy, Sime, Simon Ga Ga (as in Lady Ga Ga)

- Shows affection by: Purring and kneading - Will usually be found: On top of our bed, curled up asleep. - Likes to be rubbed: On top of his head, under his neck, ears and sometimes on his stomach. - Favorite toy? Laser light - Loves this treat: Loves wet cat food (Fancy Feast) - Terrified of: Nothing. He is very mellow. - Worst habit: Waking us up in the wee hours of the morning (like an alarm clock!) - Any health scares? Yes, he was very sick six hours after we adopted him from a local pet shelter. He had an upper respiratory infection. We took him to an emergency animal hospital. Thankfully, he made it! He also has allergies. - Where he sleeps: Usually in bed with us. - Strange but true: He likes to drink his water in the morning out of a Dixie cup. He especially likes when I hold the cup for him. - Comments: There is nothing like shelter cat! Simon is our third one and is the only Siamese we've had. I find him to be extremely intelligent.

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