Miss Penny Lane
Summer 2016 Challenge: Day 7
We had decided this past winter that we wanted to get another cat to add to our zoo. You’d think with the 2 dogs and 2 cats we already had, that the inn would be full but Michael kept wanting a kitten for Shawn to “grow up” with. We had visited a couple shelters in the area but none of the cats we looked at seemed to fit with what we wanted. Until one day in April…
I was at work when Michael sent me a text with a picture of a kitten and asked if I wanted to meet her. He was at a customer’s home and the lady worked for a shelter and was fostering this very sweet 5 week old female kitten. Of course I said YES! The next day we stopped into the shelter, filled out the paperwork, and we got to bring her home. I was overjoyed and a bit nervous. It has been 12 years since we had a kitten in the house! Jack is 12 years old and Moo came to us as a 1 1/2 year old.
We decided to name her Penny and I gave her the middle name of “Lane” since I am a Beatles fan after all. 🙂 Shawn is over the moon in love with her, which is good because Jack won’t let him come any where near him and Moo is selective about when you can pet her. She’s very sweet but still skittish and runs away if you try to catch her.
She bonded right away with Jack (and who wouldn’t? He’s such a great cat!) and snuggles with him any chance she gets. I was quite worried about the two of them because Jack fights with Moo occasionally but these two never fight. They play and are comical to watch! It has taken Moo months before she would even allow Penny to come anywhere near her without hissing. Eventually, she has gotten over herself.
These two both love to hang out in the cat tree in the front living room windows. They will lay up there for hours watching the birds in the feeder and bushes and the squirrels scampering through the yard.
I am so glad that we found our newest family member and couldn’t imagine life without her. Even if we do call her “the terrorist” because she terrorizes us all night long and ends up locked in the bathroom so we can sleep. lol