Tweeters catty over reports Medvedev's pet fled
MOSCOW (AP) - March 29, 2012 (WPVI) -- Russians who view President Dmitry Medvedev as Vladimir Putin's lapdog flashed their claws over news reports that Medvedev's cat had run away.
Medvedev, attending a summit in India, tweeted late Wednesday that the fluffy feline named Dorofei wasn't missing after all. But by then it was too late to stem a deluge of catty remarks on Twitter, where the pet was a top Russian topic.
One user said Dorofei wanted to teach his master how to be independent. Another posted a doctored photo of Putin in a fur hat with cat's ears and the caption: "Dorofei? No, haven't seen him."
Although Putin left the Kremlin in 2008 and shifted into the premier's job, he has far overshadowed Medvedev. Putin recently won election to a new term as president and has promised to name Medvedev premier.
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