He's lovably grumpy, self-absorbed and would demolish lasagna if only he could get his paws on one.
Meet Pumpkin, the Blatch family cat and the spitting image of everyone's favorite cartoon feline.
After rescuing him at the shelter at only 10 weeks old, Kylie said he quickly settled into life in the Blatch household.
"We got him after we lost our family dog and cat," she explained.
"They loved each other and when the dog passed away the cat vanished. It decided it was only here for the dog and after months of searching with posters and what not we all went a bit crazy not having any pets. So we got a puppy and shortly after we got Pumpkin.
"We walked in and he was on a shelf near the door and he reached out and we just said we'll take that one!
"It only took a couple of weeks before they decided they might get along."
Fast forward three years and the pets have piled up but according to Pumpkin, the world still revolves around him.
"We've thrown in two chickens and a rabbit and they just walk around the yard together which is really odd to watch, it's quite interesting," she said.
"He's ginger in colour and I think he very much follows the Garfield personality. You'd think he'd be more grateful for being rescued but he seems to think that we are here for him solely.
"He's very relaxed, he likes to be inside and be around everyone. He's not overly affectionate but he likes to be with us. He's learnt to knock on the door if he wants to come back in so he's quite good that way.
"He would eat lasagna if we let him. He probably eats about 15 times a day so he's definitely got that Garfield thing down pat."
That indoor comfort has proved tricky at times however, especially when the family tried to go away on holiday.
"Like many cats he is very curious. We recently went caravaning and he kept getting into the caravan before we left.
"We were absolutely fearful that we'd end up in the middle of NSW with a cat so we kept having to stop and check he wasn't in there."
Kylie, who has volunteered with the Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter, said adoption was often a better way to ensure you went home with the perfect pet.
"There are so many animals there that you would hate to think about what would happen to them if they weren't adopted," she explained.
"We looked there as well when we went to get a dog but there wasn't anything in the size we were looking for.
"I don't know why you wouldn't go looking there. They are already assessed, they do a temperament assessment, they know what family it would fit.
"There's a lot more research done when you walk into the shelter compared to a pet shop on personality and what family fit they have."
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