A cat, a dog, a snake, oh my!

Name and Jet title: Jeannie Slivensky, Pet Category Marketing Lead

Pet’s name: Oliver Martin

What’s the story behind the name?

His name was inspired by my favorite alcoholic beverage, the dirty martini. I hope this is a judgement-free zone!

How did you meet your pet?

I fell in love at first click.

What’s your favorite thing about him?

Just one?? I love how his whole body wiggles with excitement every time I come home. And morning snuggle sessions.

If you could go on one adventure with your pet, what would it be?

He loves chasing after big, hairy dogs, so probably would take him on a Sasquatch hunting adventure through the woods.

What celebrity is your pet most like?

I would say early ’90s Jonathan Taylor Thomas. He’s super cute, everyone loves him, but he also has quite a bit of spunky ‘tude.

What’s your pet’s favorite human food?

He’ll climb over my shoulder to get to it.

You love your pet more than… all my friends. Guess I can’t share this post on Facebook.

If you could tell your pet one thing and they would understand, what would it be?

Please stop chasing runners. It really freaks them out.

What would your pet’s dating profile say?

Small poodle mix. 3 years old. Food grazer.

What are your favorite Jet pet items? 

Kong Squeakair ballsBest Bully SticksScience Diet dog foodMichigan Jersey, and Greenies.

Name and Jet title: Michael Conti, Associate Director Brand Marketing

Pet’s name: Felix

What’s the story behind the name? 

It is the name he came with from the shelter. We didn’t love it at first and tried to come up another option – Genghis Khan-ti (like Conti!), Oscar (the Grouch), Mushhushshu (an ancient Babylonian dragon), etc. – but we couldn’t agree so we just stuck with Felix.

How did you meet your pet? 

In late November last year, my wife and I were browsing PetFinder for Persian or Himalayan cats that were up for adoption within a few hours of the NYC area. We saw a picture of Felix posted by a shelter in Connecticut which happened to be on our route to Boston for Thanksgiving. We stopped and had the chance to play with him for a bit to see if there was a bond. Sadly, his fur was dry and he was underweight because he came from a home where he was neglected. As if the story were not enough to make us want him, Felix came right to me, ate a treat off my lap and then curled up by me. We picked him up on our way to back to NYC and he’s been a happy city kitty ever since.

What’s your favorite thing about him?

Felix is a cuddly lap cat, at least when he decides he wants to be. When I’m reading or watching TV, he’ll snuggle right up next to me and bury his head into my arms. It’s pretty cute.

If you could go on one adventure with your pet, what would it be?

A trip to Central Park. Felix would have a blast! I’ve always wanted to be one of those cat owners with a leash…

What celebrity is your pet most like?

Prince Harry. Felix is a red-haired ladies man. When my wife has her girlfriends over, Felix can always be found in the center of the group looking for love and attention.

What’s your pet’s favorite human food?

Popcorn! Of course we don’t let him eat it, but whenever we make it, Felix comes running and tries to stick his head in the bowl.

You love your pet more than…

One of those enormous 4K curved screen televisions I could afford to buy if I didn’t have to pay for Felix’s vet bills.

If you could tell your pet one thing and they would understand, what would it be?

“Scratch less, purr more.” (sung like Aaron Burr in the Broadway hit Hamilton)

What would your pet’s dating profile say?

Felix is a small adult cat (4 years old, ~10 lbs). He has a sensitive stomach so we’ve had to experiment to find food that doesn’t upset him. He is also a picky eater, especially when it comes to treats.

What are your favorite Jet pet items? 

Hill’s Science Cat Food, Arm and Hammer Clump and Seal Litter, Greenies Pill Pockets Treats

Name and Jet title: Raina Enand, Senior Manager of Offline Media

Pet’s names: Beyoncé and Jayz

What’s the story behind the name?

I had gone to the Beyoncé and Jay Z On the Run Tour the day before I got them.

How did you meet your pet?

My boyfriend won them for me at a ball toss at a street fair in Brooklyn.

What’s your favorite thing about them?

They know when they are about to get fed and will swim to the side of the tank where I am and shake their tales in excitement.

If you could go on one adventure with your pet, what would it be?

To the ocean.

What celebrity is your pet most like?

They are exactly who they are named after. Beyoncé and Jay Z.

What’s your pet’s favorite human food?

Bread

If you could tell your pet one thing and they would understand, what would it be?

That I love them and care about keeping them safe.

What are your favorite Jet pet items?

Wardley Goldfish Flakes, and and I recently upgraded their tank with a SpongeBob Squarepants house. 

Name and Jet title: Lyz Mancini, Senior Copywriter and Editor

Pet’s name: Saul Goodman

What’s the story behind the name?

It was the last season of Breaking Bad.

How did you meet your pet?

My boyfriend was that little kid who was really into snakes when he was young. When we met, he had two named Fiona (Apple) and Charlie. I was like “welp, guess I’m dating Snake Guy.” But then we fell in love and snakes are actually really cool animals. We went to a reptile expo (truly an odd experience), and we got Saul together. We have a cat too. They are indifferent about each other.

What’s your favorite thing about him?

The way I try and talk to him and he just doesn’t care at all. Because I’m not food.

If you could go on one adventure with your pet, what would it be?

I would take him to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001 so I could pretend to be Britney Spears.

What celebrity is your pet most like?

He’s almost exactly like Robert Downey, Jr. He likely has a shady past but now just seems kind of rugged and wise.

What’s your pet’s favorite human food?

He definitely would never eat human food. But if he DID, probably a big sandwich.

You love your pet more than…

Not more than my cat, but definitely more than other roommates I’ve had.

If you could tell your pet one thing and they would understand, what would it be?

I would apologize for the Halloween party we threw a few years ago, where too many people in face paint wanted to hold him.

What would your pet’s dating profile say?

I would say he is a totally normal 5 ft. long boa constrictor. With a heart of gold.

What are your favorite Jet pet items?

This Waterfall Skull, reptile bedding, and a terrarium water bowl.  

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