I'm the boss, and my growl will prove it!


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Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 5:10 pm
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By Toby
Quad-Citians show off their pets in Creature Feature, appearing Sundays in the Your Home section and Mondays in the Neighbors section. This story was submitted by Tony and Leilani Grumadas, of East Moline. If you want to share your pet's story, email your submission to features@qconline.com and attach a photo in JPEG form. Or, send a story and photo via regular mail to Creature Feature, Features Department, The Dispatch/The Rock Island Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

My name is Toby. My sis is Candy. Aren't we cute?

Here is a picture of me and my sister. I'm the tri-colored one; she is the black one. I'm smaller, but she lets me be the boss. My mom and dad let me be the boss, too.

My sister had a big sister, but she got sick and passed away. My mom and dad and sister cried and cried, and my sister wouldn't even get out of her bed. So my mom and dad bought me when I was 5 1/2 months old.

I weighed a whole 3 pounds, 2 ounces. I'm a big boy -- or so I think. My sister gives lots of love and kisses. I'm bossy and growl a lot, as if I weigh 200 pounds. They ignore me!

They really love us both a lot, and we love them. Mom bought us a pool. I like it, but my sis doesn't.

We sleep with Mom and Dad. Actually, we hog the bed!

Well, it is bedtime, so I better wash up. Thanks for reading my letter. I told you I growl a lot, and I guess I talk a lot, too!

We have a great life. My mom's and dad's names are Tony and Leilani Grumadas, and we live in East Moline.

















 



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