Snufkin and Pippin:
A Comparative Study


  Snufkin (home page) Pippin (home page)
Born 9 April 1996 (approx.) in Princeton, NJ 3 April 2001 in Edison, NJ
Adopted 17 June 1996, by Reina Hayaki (philosopher) 7 July 2001 , by Jumi Hayaki (psychologist)
Weight 7.5 lbs 10.5 lbs
Whiskers Ordinary Splendid
Diet [Before 2006]
Dry food: Newman’s Own Organics; Natural Balance
Wet food: PetGuard Savory Seafood Dinner
Treats: Whisker Lickin’s (tartar control flavours). Her favourite is the crab cake flavour.
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[From Oct 2006]
Various prescription renal support formulas and Natural Balance wet food
Dry food: Innova Reduced Fat Adult Formula
Wet food: Tiki Cat Hawaiian Grill
Treats: Whisker Lickin’s (tartar control flavours)
Favourite forbidden foods Vegenaise*, very expensive vegan pâté, flowers, corn muffins, waffles
(* vegan mayonnaise, made with grapeseed oil)
Yoghurt (any flavour), garbage
Favourite toys Feather wand, ball on a track, disgusting cloth bags of catnip, human ankles Fur mice, feather wand, ball on a track, Panic Mouse, Jumi’s hair ties, shoelaces, electrical cords for expensive appliances
Dainty? Yes No
Plucky? No (since 1997) Yes (selectively)
Concerned with self-image? Yes No
Allergenic? Yes Yes





















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