Pet of the Month: Boyd & Rayland

Boyd and Raylan

Named after the main characters in the TV show Justified, Boyd and Raylan (better known as Ray or Ray-Ray) both joined their family a month apart in the fall of 2015. Boyd and Ray are cousins (their moms are sisters), with Boyd being the long-haired version of Ray. The two have grown to be best friends and are never far from one another.

While the boys are related, each has his own distinct personality. Boyd is the laidback, easy-going kitty, while Ray is always alert and borderline obsessive. Both cats began fetching their favorite toys as young kittens, but obsessive-compulsive Ray would play fetch with his favorite toy mouse for hours if he could. This hunting practice has come in handy a time or two, though, as Ray has successfully captured live intruders!

The boys travel with their parents a couple times a year, and unlike many cats, they actually enjoy spending time in their carriers and will often sleep in them if placed high on a counter under a warm light. When visiting Dr. Tom and the Pewaukee Veterinary staff, the boys jump right out to explore the room and patiently await their examination. During the last visit, Ray even gave Dr. Tom a few ankle rubs.

Ray and Boyd will soon be welcoming a new family member—Izzy—a male English Golden Retriever puppy and the family can’t wait for new adventures with all three of their boys!

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