Coolest Pet in PoPville Entries #75, #76, #77, #78, #79, #80, #81 and #82

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“Rosiecat scorns dogs in slickers!”


“Meet Mattie. She’s the coolest condo size rottie! She’s three and half and full grown at 65 lbs. Mattie is sweet, gentle, and all-around lovable. When she gets excited, she wiggles so much that sometimes she almost falls down. Its adorable! Why do rotties get such a bad rap??”

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“We told these two that people wanted an Arby’s in Columbia Heights and this was their reaction. Amusement or horror? You decide. These two brothers are 3 year-old tabbies adopted from the Washington Humane Society on Georgia Avenue.”

Ed. Note:  Submissions have been closed.  No more entries will be accepted at this point. Sorry for the confusion yesterday – all pets received before the deadline will be posted, of course. No NEW submissions will be accepted.

The cats are not competing against the dogs.  There will be 5 dog, cat and “other” finalists that will each compete in their own category.  We’ll have a poll in each category to select the winner.  Using the comments section for these posts will help me select the 5 finalists for each category. You can see all the entries here. Please see after the jump for more entries.


“Peebles is a 12 week pug we rescued from a shelter in Tennessee. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing our socks, chewing on her toy elephant (she’s a liberal, obviously) and trying to charm all the boys in CH. Watch out gentleman, she’s a heart-breaker!”


“Ren. A fine blue specimen of the rare and elusive Sphynx hairless cat breed. She has many wonderful traits, including shooting a snot rocket clear across the room, very peculiar digestive tract functioning, and excellent mousing skills. Also, she has a little belly button. And no whiskers.”

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“This is Bandit. He was the coolest pup in PoPville, but unfortunately he was hit by a car in March. And despite doing all we could to save him, the extent of his injuries was too severe.

The photo is of him in the backseat of my car trying to be a “people”. Unusual behavior for a dog, but still adorable. We miss you Bandit!”

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Door of the day: the one that goes to my owner’s bedroom (aka the breakfast blocker)

Weekend picks: sleeping, increasing belly size, hunting practice with my
toy fish

Horses Ass Award: my owners. What’s up with feeding me only twice daily???
What is this, a gulag???

Good deal or no? Me: Posted for free in an ad at GWU, but priceless. Hipchick in DC would totally endorse me.

What in the Helen of Troy is this? My stub tail and displaced vertebrae. How the hell did that happen??

Miiiistertrekker: coming soon. First installment will feature a tour of
my kitchen. It will be a partnership with Intangible Cats.

Friday question of the day: how handsome am I? A- ridiculously handsome. B-
devastatingly handsome c- all of the above

Ridiculously awesome album cover of the week: Sgt. Miiiister’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Coming and going:
Coming: Miiiister, as the coolest pet in PoPville
Going: Celia, Izzy, service dogs…your days of glory are over!!!

If I win the contest, rumor has it that crime will cease in Columbia Heights (thereby ending all crime threads on POP), the bars on 11th street will finish construction 2 months early, and I will decide all property values based on character of the house.”


“Meet Kayla. She’s a miniature goldendoodle. She’s only 12 weeks old and is a recent addition to our family. She’s a little terror sometimes and has countless puppy bursts of energy. As you can see in the picture, she has the softest fur and loves playing with her toys. We love her oversized ears.”

52 Comment

  • puppies should have their own category!

  • The Marmaduke brothers (all orange cats are Marmaduke) remind me of the “We are Siamese if you please” cats from Lady and the Tramp.

  • Miiiister is so cute! rub his belly!

  • hairless cats creep me out

  • Miiiiister’s coolness has really improved from last year! Go Miiiiister!

  • I vote for Bandit.

  • My God PoP — this thread is a cheap way of ginning up readership. You must get rid of this series. I hated when my interns would show me LOL cat photos all day, but I see the sentiment has migrated over to this blog, too!

    For the love of god, no more animal photos!

  • Rosiecat appears to be a Longhaired Pastel Tortie. At least, that’s what my mom calls her alleycat that looks like that. She says it with a faux-snooty voice, too.

    Miiiister is admittedly pretty cool, but loses points for the overexposed photo. I don’t mean the pose, just the fact that it’s washed-out.

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  • hmm, my comment got eaten. I was just saying how much I love all the pets! They always bring a smile to my face.

  • Maybe next time Ojo Latino can take Miiiiister’s pic

  • Miiiister should start a blog.

  • My vote’s Kayla! She looks like a cuddly stuffed animal!

  • I am voting for those orange kitties because I want them to tell me what they were really thinking that made them look like that. I seriously want to be in on that joke.

  • I insist! Hairless pets are ugly!

  • Well, Bandit wins. Cause he’s dead. Damnit.

  • Given that this contest is called ‘the coolest pet in PoPville” and PoP stands for prince of PETWORTH, why are there submissions of pets in Capitol Hill and beyond? And now dead pets? This is ridiculous.

    Also, I think Prince should have stated in the beginning that he alone would be determining the semifinalists, and what the criteria for that selection would be. For at least a resemblance to fairness.

  • Miiiisterrr

    Damn that cat is ugly with its stub tail, but he is the man for giving me early morning back massages.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    @no really You couldn’t be more wrong. As should be obvious by now – PoPville includes all of DC. Pets (and people) from Cap. Hill are obviously welcome. I suggest you lighten up. It is a fun summer contest. If you don’t like it – don’t read it. I’m really ok with that. This contest has brought so much joy, to me personally, and to many folks who’ve written in kind words. So no really, you really don’t have to participate.

  • Kayla looks like a stuffed animal. Plus one for the dog category.

  • methinks people take this way too seriously. arguing about the rules, complaining that their pets aren’t up yet. sheesh. sure i’m disappointed that my amazing flying Poshcat didn’t win, but I still like the contest!

  • Rosiecat and Mattie are tops!

  • Don’t worry, Eric, I don’t think Posh is out of the running yet. I mean, she will be when she gets her tail handed to her by the amazing flying Colby, but don’t lose hope.

    I thought for a minute that Kayla WAS a stuffed animal, and that someone was having us on. That would be hilarious. Maybe I’ll try it next year, instead of entering Colby and ruining the curve for all the other nice kitties.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    @WDC someone really did send a stuffed animal but I decided it didn’t qualify. It did make me laugh though…

  • @WDC don’t let Lumpy hear you!

  • Kayla is my favorite yet.

  • Miiiiister is simply stunning. That fat belly is to die for.

  • I vote for Mattie – Rotties rock!

  • Kayla is too cute.

  • Oh that Miiister is a fabulous cat!!! What a character! Love him. Dana

  • Dog – Kayla, because she really does look like a stuffed animal and is a beautiful color.

    Cat – Ren, because the hairless cats have been getting no love…sure she’s bald, but she’s beautiful! What gorgeous eyes!

  • Miiister miiiister.
    You da badass hipster.

  • Ren owner, do you have any tips for more civil ear-cleaning (you know what I’m talking about) ? – Lumpy owner

  • Just thought I’d let the peeps know that the orange cat brothers are named “Paco” and “Whiskers”. Didn’t make the caption.

  • Miiister clearly should have his own blog

  • have i won yet? gimme dat prize!

  • “CAT” – the other white meat.

  • Kayla is beyond category.

  • If I can vote for two, I’ll be Mattie and Kayla (I like dogs that don’t shed). I met Mattie and she’s the most gentle rottie. And Kayla, she’s the cutest little thing.

  • Miister is clearly the most unique entry. But I beg you to please feed him more than twice a day!

  • Miister is one fat cat!! You gotta love that laid back attitude. He’s got my vote!!!!!

  • Ren is very cooperative about ear-cleaning, nail trimming, and sink-bathing in general. I normally clean ears immediately after bath time, whilst she is still wrapped up in a towel so she can’t scramble off the counter. I just use Q-tips. The vet told me not to use Q-tips. Whatever. The Hammer (not pictured) actually purrs when I clean her ears. Now I have to go find that picture of Lumpy….

  • I vote for miister

  • Bandit never shed, and he loved to fart (then he would turn around look at his butt and act like he didn’t do it).

  • 12 week old goldendoodle pups, while very very cute, gross me out. 12 week old puppies (hypoallergenice ones even) die in shelters in your backyard everyday. Don’t buy! Don’t breed! Save a life!

  • Let’s go, Miiiister! He’s one awesome cat!

  • I vote for miiister. If for no other reason, he’s got nothing else going for him…

  • My father, Miiister, must be the winner!!! only I am more svelte than he! Besides this contest is not about personality, it is about looks and cuddliness, and he is the only one who smiled for his picture and showed his squishiest parts!!! all you other posers can go home!! My pops is going to dominate this!!! MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miister could be a Garfield Stand in. You gotta love that belly!Go Miister

  • Miister is my favorite kitty nephew -I had the plaeseure of staying at Miister’s digs and he could not have been more hospitable – or cuddly – he may look like Garfield but he thinks he is George Clooney – attitude is everything – hugs and kitty kisses to Miister –
    ; 0 )
    Auntie Susan

  • Miister for the victory!!!

  • Gotta shout out for Mattie, Rots in the City!

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