Pet of the Week: Meet Lili

Lili (the pet of Blogenfreude) is this week’s winner and our first feline as Pet of the Week. Adopted in 1997 by one of my former torts students, Lili personifies the dignity and a sense of justified superiority that fits our blog so well. I have some great nominations pending so please send in your own pets. The questions can be found here.

1. What story or habit sums up your pet’s character or lack thereof?

Lili is half Russian Blue, so she is angry half of the time. I have
the scars to prove it ….

2. What historical figure does your pet most resemble? (Outfits are permitted)

Henry VIII – she would chop off my head it she could.

3. Why would your pet be a good choice for the Supreme Court and what
judicial philosophy would he or she likely bring to rulings?

She would be a bad choice for the Court – she’d judge litigants on
whether they gave her wet food once in a while.

4. What public office would your pet be best suited to assume?

Traffic officer in NYC – the idiots that park in violation of the
rules would be fined mercilessly, which is exactly what we need in
order to keep more cars out of the city.

5. Which Supreme Court justice or leading politician would you feel
most comfortable and least comfortable in using as a pet sitter for a

Sam Alito – least comfortable – he’d be out in the streets, trying to
convince the public that his activism is just the thing we need to
drag us back into the 19th century.

Most comfortable?

Bernie Sanders – one of the few politicians who
understands that living things need care.

12 thoughts on “Pet of the Week: Meet Lili”

  1. Wootsy, he certainly did. I had him for nine years before I had to put him down because of cancer. I still get teary thinking of Mr. J.J.

  2. Quelle horreur!

    Pourquoi avez-vous laisser lésiner sur ses besoins??

  3. Carol….and did that stray kitten permanently win your heart?

  4. I brought home a stray kitten. Put him a box with air holes, don’t want a cat freaking out while you are driving, right? The kitten (about 3 months old) got out of the box, climbed the back of my seat and proceeded to make himself comfortable between my neck and the seat neck cushion. It wouldn’t have been so bad if he wouldn’t have kept wrapping his fluffy tail over my eyes while we were on the freeway, at rush hour.
    I now keep a collapsible cat carrier in the trunk, just in case.

  5. Lili,

    Diva, my basement cat, says there is much to explore in the dark recesses of a human’s habitat. Come for a play day and she’ll show you.

  6. “…Lili personifies the dignity and a sense of justified superiority that fits our blog so well.”

    Hehehe, considering how dignified Lili appears may I assume that’s a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor? Lili looks downright regal after all 😉

  7. a Manx is un chat sans queue et beaucoup de la mythologie étrange….Une fenêtre peut être très séduisante lorsque la classe est ennuyeux!

    Merci à Dieu pour iGoogle 😉

  8. @W=C Mon dieu! “as she is a Manx”? Qu’est-ce que c’est que ça?

    I had a French teacher in tenth grade tell me “stop looking out the fenêtre!”

  9. Pour le contentment du chat, Lili, le vrai monarque de la maison.
    Votre Lily et mon chat de la Chine pourraient être des jumeaux, mais par manque d’une queue Chines, as she is a Manx…Lily, elle est très jolie! et regarde bien livré …

  10. Cats looks mischievous. Maybe we have something in common….

  11. Pretty kitty. The critter walking across my desk just gave his approval by pawing at the picture and saying, “MEEEE-yowza!”

    But not all Russian Blues are on the grumpy side. My cousin has a full blood that’s one of the most Zen creatures I’ve ever seen. Ever watching. Ever patient. Cautiously curious about everything.

    And while I haven’t seen this particular behavior personally, I’m told this cat (unlike most including mine) doesn’t freak out in a car. No. This cat wanders calmly about the car, looking out the windows like a dog. I suspect Russian Blues may have the “Toonces” gene.


    Keep an eye on those car keys, Blogenfreude. 😀

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