Oliver is the newest member of the Cole group pets being adopted as Andrea’s sidekick in the summer of 2021. He loves to be the center of attention, meowing excessively anytime Andrea is not giving him all of her attention. When Andrea is trying to read an article, he likes to steal her highlighter as a form of protest. You can find Oliver on any given day, either cuddled up on the couch binging Netflix with Andrea, or busy playing. His favorite toys are his stuffed mice and his catnip squirrel. Oliver’s life goal is to one day finally catch that pesky red laser pointer dot.
Lupin, also known as Lupey, Loop, or Lupey Poop, joined the Cole Group with Leslie in 2020. Originally from Maine, Lupin has lived in Virginia, Washington DC, and Iowa. Because Lupin is constantly working to make sure Leslie remembers to feed him, he is often tired and hides under the blankets to get some peace and quiet for his naps. Lupin loves to play laser tag but prefers the shadow of the laser holder to the laser pointer itself. His favorite toys are balled up post-it notes his grandma made him months ago. They are his prized possessions. Lupin’s goal as a researcher is to investigate the amount of time it takes to classically condition his owner to give him treats every night before bed.
Molina and Kal moved in together in the summer of 2021 when Nicole and their partner moved in together. Molina moved here from Kentucky while Kal is an Iowan native. They love to spend their time hiding out in their cat tower, chasing each other around, and arguing over who ate more of the food. Molina's favorite toy is her catnip banana, while Kal just loves his simple pink puffball that he carries around in his mouth. Their research currently focuses on discovering the best escape routes into the garage.
Copper and Millie are the only two dogs in the Cole group and belong to Rebekkah! Copper is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. She loves biting her sister's ears, snuggling mom and dad, and catching her blue frisbee...only the blue one. Millie is a Brittany. She loves destroying all toys, chasing bunnies and birds, and terrorizing her sister. While Copper is shy and reserved, I do not think Millie has ever met a stranger. If you see Rebekkah around the office, she will almost assuredly have red and white dog hair on her no matter how many lint rollers she may use!