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I'M (NOT) WALKING HERE!
Once a city kitty, always a city kitty — that's definitely the case with Zoe (@eldiablozoe on Instagram), a tough-talking tuxedo cat who is this week's #cutepic winner. "[I] was picked up on the mean streets of The Bronx, New York, by Animal Control," the kitty "writes" in an email, with obvious spelling help from her owner, D.D. "I tricked my humans into adopting me by pretending to be a sweet cuddly cat and BAM a week after being in my forever home I ATTACKED."
Well, it was actually a little more complicated than that. "Five days into my new home I developed an upper respiratory infection and was put on antibiotics," Zoe adds. "After the medications started working I became 'El Diablo Zoe' or the Little Monster as the Humans like to call me. I started zooming around the house, biting any toes or fingers that came near me, and was never to be cuddled again."
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ALL BELLY, ALL BITE
Even though this diva girl recently moved to the suburbs, she's still tough, adoring rough play and always getting what she wants. "My signature move is called the 'Venus Fly Trap,'" Zoe explains. "This is where I meow pathetically and innocently show my belly. When a hand reaches in I SNAP SHUT and ATTACK! I eat fingers for breakfast."
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YOU DONE YET?
In Zoe's house, all bathroom visits must be supervised — 'cause, c'mon, what the heck is going on in there? "Even if I'm sleeping and I hear the door close I bolt there and cry until the humans let me in," she says. "Without me they get lost in there for hours." And, that just spells trouble.
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BOW DOWN TO ME
"Above all, I am a diva," says Zoe, and, clearly, judging by this move, there's no getting around that. "I only like the most expensive catnip, creamy treats imported from Europe, and only drink water out of a filled sink and not a bowl. I am now 6 years old and have learned a lot of things catting. The most important is to show your humans who's boss!"
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A GIFT TO HUMANITY
If you've ever lived in a big city, you know you've gotta speak up to be heard — and Zoe has taken that mentality with her to the New York suburbs. "I'm very vocal and have taught my humans to speak 'cat,'" she boasts. "They understand when I want to play, am demanding treats and when I disapprove of their service. Also, when I want a treat I jump on the couch and tap my human's hand with my paw. Sometimes I tap her face in the middle of the night, but that never seems to work, but I'll keep trying anyway."
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