Precious Pussy Of The Month: Junie

They had to get a cat, or they were through.

Name: Junie
Mommy: Niki and Aly
Age: 4 (which is apparently old enough to be a mom!)
Gender: 100% W-O-M-A-N (her answer…)
Ethnicity: Tortie and Calico
Birthplace: The streets of Crown Heights
Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Professional high-fiver
Favorite Toys: Water bottle caps
Favorite Leisure Activities: Lounging on loose papers, gazing out windows, laying on necks, watching TV, maintaining an active social media presence (@juniebegood73)
Favorite Foods: Salmon, tuna (she’s pescatarian), FRESH catnip
Pet Peeves: Closed doors, mom sitting on her chair, too much love, not enough love
Least Favorite Phrase: “You already got your dinner!”

Niki Carlotti, (L) and Aly McSheehy live in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Aly, a teacher, and Niki, who works in events, met on OkCupid in 2013. (Niki messaged Aly first, which Aly won’t let her forget.) The idea of adopting a cat arose when Niki gave Aly an ultimatum: they had to get a cat, or they were through. Aly’s terms were that she got to choose the cat, and the rest is history.