IN PHOTOS: Hustler Pets 2021
Last year’s edition of Hustler Pets brought a smile to our faces when we undoubtedly needed one. While we aren’t being sent home for the summer, the Hustler Editors present you with photos of their pets
April 12, 2021
This time last year, we were being sent home for the summer. We were completely oblivious to the complete upheaval of our lives that was to come—Zoom who? Isn’t N-95 a kind of airplane? Why is there no toilet paper? A national wave of uncertainty and fear isolated us to our homes, and who did we have alongside us for the ride? Our pets. Even though today looks a whole lot better than it did a year ago, we still felt it was right to give yet another tribute to the animals that have stuck by us both in and out of the Q.
Hustler: Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief
Name of Pet: Laika 21Savage John Milton
Favorite Activity: Chasing smaller dogs around and running away from bigger dogs
Fun Fact: She has two siblings.
One-liner: “Don’t eat the yellow snow.”
Hustler: Avery Muir, Managing Editor
Name of Pet: Beau
Favorite Activity: Eating, no question
Fun Fact: He can unwrap any kind of food packaging. Zipper, zip-locks, airtight seal? No problem.
One-liner: “If it doesn’t taste good, what’s the point?”
Name of Pet: Ginger
Favorite Activity: Literally chasing her tail or running in circles
Fun Fact: She likes Beau more than he likes her.
Hustler: Jessica M. Barker, News Editor
Name of Pet: Peter Barker
Favorite Activity: Ambitiously watching birds and chipmunks
Fun Fact: Pete hated carpets and blankets for the first two years of his life.
One-liner: “If I fit, I’m going to sit.”
Hustler: Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor
Name of Pet: Bueller
Favorite activity: Sleeping, eating and then more sleeping
Fun fact: He’s two years old, and it’s unclear whether he actually knows his name.
One liner: Much like Ferris, every day is his day off.
Hustler: Miquela Thornton, Opinion Editor
Name of Pet: Ava (Yellow) and Periwinkle (Blue)
Favorite activity: Playing tag and finding tall places to hide
Fun fact: They are both parakeets.
One-liner: “Why can’t I get through this window?”
Hustler: Betsy Goodfriend, Deputy Sports Editor
Name of Pet: Kirby
Favorite Activity: Snacking on tortilla chips
Fun Fact: She has special game day collars for each school in the family and wears them during football season (Go ‘Dores!)
One-liner: “People>>>>>other dogs.”
Hustler: Will Langford, Editorial Director
Name of Pet: Penny
Favorite Activity: Staring out the window
Fun Fact: She has a god complex
One-liner: “I run this house.”
Hustler: Emery Little, Social Media Director
Name of Pet: Cooper and Tobi
Favorite Activity: Chasing after rabbits in the backyard but never catching them because they are way too slow. Bless their hearts
Fun fact: They love to wear matching outfits.
One-liner: “You do know the world revolves around us, right?”
Hustler: Jonathan Liu, Deputy News Editor
Name of Pet: Jingle
Favorite activity: Sunbathing
Fun fact: His form of affection is allowing one to brush his fur (endlessly).
One-liner: “I’m a floofy boi.”
Hustler: Emma Mattson, Copy Editor
Name of Pet: Chaucer
Favorite Activity: Doing yoga with the family
Fun Fact: He’s deathly afraid of brooms.
One-liner: “Don’t wake me up if there’s no peanut butter involved.”
Hustler: Charlotte Mauger, Deputy News Editor
Name of Pet: Ruckus
Favorite Activity: Attacking toes peacefully at rest under blankets
Fun Fact: Has crossed eyes, only drinks water from sink faucets.
One-liner: “Oh, it looks like I want you to pet my belly. Try, and I will tear your hand to shreds.”
Hustler: Rachael Perrotta, Deputy News Editor
Name of Pet: Max
Favorite Activity: Playing catch with a mini football or talking to the birds through the window
Fun Fact: He got trapped in the air vents of the house the first day we adopted him.
One-liner: “People are scary! Don’t come too close to me—I might run and hide!”
Name of Pet: Phoebe
Favorite Activity: Eating plants
Fun Fact: She slides when she tries to run because of the fur under her paws.
One-liner: “What’s it take to get a princess’s dish filled around here?”
Hustler: Nora Smith, Deputy Opinion Editor
Name of Pet: Kitty and Koda
Favorite Activity: Playing tag and stealing food
Fun Fact: They’re secretly best friends.
One-liner: Kitty: “Sell me your soul.” Koda: “Anything for you, my love.”