Westlake Historical Society selects cutest pets for 2024


It is once again time to announce the winners of the Cutest Pets in Westlake for 2024!

Our impartial panel of judges reviewed quite a few entries. After much deliberating, they have made their choices.

The winners are: "Newton" in the Feline Division, and "Bogey" in the Canine Division.


The Griebling family says his formal name is Indochine New Cat in Town. He’s from the Indochine cattery in Mishawaka, Indiana. His daddy is Indochine Sharp Dressed Man, aka Melvin, and his mama is Indochine Lorelei. (They’re all named after rock songs.) He’s a new in cat in town (think Eagles' "New Kid in Town" but he’s a cat, not a kid). 

Newton's nicknames are PeeWee and The Shnewt. His birthday is May 1, 2016, so he’s a Taurus. He can be a bit stubborn! He’s a classic Siamese, also known as a wedge head. (Apple heads are the traditional which were brought from Thailand.) He has a long and tubular body, long legs and a whip-like tail. 

Siamese are smart, playful, elegant and usually vocal. Newton is very vocal! He’s also a great watch cat. He loves to catch and fetch, birdwatch, people watch, and sing the song of his people while riding in the car.  He also enjoys snoozing in his blue cat bed, covered with a blanket. He loves Sheba Salmon cuts or Sheba trout cuts and will do about anything for baked chicken breast.


Bogey's family says they are all golfers! They did not believe they could name a boy “Birdie,” so they fell in love with the name "Bogey"! Bogey is a Shetland Sheep Dog. He is very gentle, is a nice size, and as cute as can be! He is also a great watch dog too!

Bogey loves to take long walks with his owners, the Schneidler family. He also loves to chase toys when thrown and have his belly rubbed! He gobbles his dog food and also loves Cheerios.

Reminder: The Westlake Historical Society education meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. We will meet at the Westlake Recreation Center Community Room. Our guest speaker will be Meg Parrish and her talk is titled:  "Tiptoe Through The Tomb Stones – A Short History of Funeral Practices."

All of us at The Westlake Historical Society would like to say a big "Thank You" to Denny and Tara for all their support over the years!

Lysa Stanton

Lysa Layne Stanton is  the President of the Westlake Historical Society. She lives in Westlake with her wonderful husband, Dave and her awesome pets.

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Volume 16, Issue 3, Posted 9:20 AM, 03.05.2024