OMAR AND LENNY, OUR CHEEKY PETS WINNERS!

Cheeky pets winners! Siamese cat Lenny opening the kitchen fridge.

At The Insurance Emporium, we ran a competition recently, asking the nation to send us photos of their cheeky pets getting up to something they shouldn’t! With over 1,300 entries, choosing the winner was tough. We can now reveal that the top spot went to Omar and Lenny, two Siamese cats owned by Kerrin Hopkins! We spoke to Kerrin to find out more about her fantastic felines.

Two loving cats

Cheeky pets winners - Siamese cats Omar and Lenny

Kerrin adopted Siamese boys Omar, aged six, and his nephew Lenny, five as kittens, and tells us “life wouldn’t be the same without them. I’ve never had such placid, loyal and loving cats. They’re like little dogs in cats’ bodies! Omar can sit on command, give paw and high fives. He loves nothing more than a belly rub and a cuddle.”

“Lenny also gives high fives”, said Kerrin, “and his absolute favourite thing to do is play fetch! If I don’t play with him he picks up his toys and drops them while looking at me. If that doesn’t work he resorts to meowing and tapping me on the arm with his paw!”

The story of the photo

Cheeky Pets  - Siamese cats Omar and Lenny

The photo that won the competition features Lenny stealing from Kerrin’s fridge, which apparently wasn’t a one-off incident! After noticing the fridge door was constantly being left open, Kerrin set up a camera opposite to find out just what was going on. “Lo and behold a few days later, I woke up to find the leftover beef joint (or what was left of it!) unwrapped and in the living room… with two very fat Siamese culprits nearby.”

The camera caught Lenny “on his back legs opening the fridge and raiding it!” This would have been funny if it were an isolated incident, but “it kept happening, and I would come back to find tuna and hams eaten, so we had to get a child lock.” He even managed to get into the freezer at Kerrin’s parents’ house!

Difficult times

Cheeky Pets  - Siamese cats Omar and Lenny

We were sad to hear that Lenny has had a hard time over the past 18 months. Kerrin told us that, “aged three, he was diagnosed with gastro-intestinal lymphoma and given a prognosis of survival of just seven to ten months. He’s been an ideal patient, accepting all elements of his treatment without batting an eyelid or having to be sedated. He is a true star patient.”

But Kerrin, Omar and Lenny have recently had fantastic news! Lenny will soon be “coming to the end of his treatment. He has had a scan showing he is in remission.” It was understandably an upsetting time for Kerrin, but fortunately some good news was just around the corner. “It was wonderful to hear I’d won the competition and the Pets at Home voucher,” she told us. “It came at an ideal time, because I had planned on treating the boys to a new cat tree, new beds, litter trays and some catnip!”

We’re so thrilled to hear that Lenny’s feeling better, and congratulate Kerrin once again on winning our Cheeky Pets competition. If you would like to see more of Omar and Lenny, they have their own Instagram profile! Check out what they’ve been up to with the handle @meezergeezer!

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