Pet of the Week: The best of friends from Welwyn

Toffee and Smudge.

Toffee and Smudge.


This week’s winners of Pet of the Week are the best of friends from Oaklands who plot against their owner to steal his food.

Toffee and Smudge.Toffee and Smudge.

Cavalier Toffee and Smudge the cat have grown up together since they were very young and have formed an incredible bond.

Their owner Lewis said: “Smudge loves her canine companion Toffee very much, she especially likes cuddling up to him on the settee.

“We had Toffee first, so Smudge has always been around him. I think she actually thinks she’s a dog.

“She’ll follow Toffee when we go for walks which can be pretty embarrassing.”

Toffee and Smudge.Toffee and Smudge.

Lewis added that the mischievous pair even plot together to steal his food.

Lewis said: “Smudge jumps on the table and knocks food onto the floor so they can eat it together.

“They’ve got a real friendship.

“The saying ‘fighting like cats and dogs’ does not apply here. They only ever play fight and never aggressively.”

If you have an adorable furry friend or a hilarious picture of your pet, send photos and a description to petoftheweek@

Please include where you live in Welwyn Hatfield or Potters Bar.

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