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Get to know the twelve Christmas cats of Orlando, and maybe bring one home 

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  • Photo by Tom Pitera

Holly

ID NUMBER: 392980

AGE: 6 months

GENDER: Female

STAR SIGN: An innocent Gemini

CURRENT HOME: Orange County Animal Services

THINGS THAT MAKE ME MEOW: Shredding your last toilet paper roll, slow birds, attacking your feet while you sleep

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HISS: Dressing me in baby clothes

GUILTY PLEASURES: Snacking on emergency bacon, ripping into your bread bag and taking a bite of each slice, watching you shower

SECRET WISH: To grow these ears out and fulfill my destiny of becoming a lynx

JOBS BEFORE MODELING: I had a low-wage gig at JetBlue as a neck pillow that stays warm and will NOT come off despite turbulence.

PEOPLE I ADMIRE: Myself, in the mirror, constantly

AMBITIONS: To find a home with the perfect equilibrium of complete devotion and terrorized respect for me

FEARS: A closet shelf I can't reach

FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN MY HUMANS ARE AWAY: Watch the "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" scene in Lion King on repeat

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  • Photo by Paul Wean

Willow

AGE: 1 year

GENDER: Female

ID: A388331

STAR SIGN: Sagittarius

CURRENT HOME: Orange County Animal Services

TURN-ONS: Scarves, plastic bags, catnip mice

TURN-OFFS: Dogs, water, citrus

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Trying to catch that red dot that appears out of nowhere

HIDDEN TALENT: X-ray vision – only works in the pantry, though

JOBS BEFORE MODELING: Did some seasonal work wrapping presents at the Florida Mall for tips. It didn't go well. How's a girl supposed to concentrate around all that ribbon?

FAVORITE HANGOUT: On top of the couch, preferably one with a window above it

AMBITIONS: I'd like to get my cosmetology license so I can help others with their nails. I'll settle for a high-end scratching post, though.

FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN MY HUMANS ARE AWAY: Watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hulu and hoping you don't notice the effect on your recommendations

IF I COULD GO ANYWHERE, I WOULD GO: To sleep

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