Purrfect Ending Story:
I was looking for a friend for my Bruno (who sadly passed away recently) after I moved back to Seattle from San Juan Island. I saw a picture of Penny (Penny Anne then), read her story about how she has been waiting for a home for a year, and decided to adopt her that day. She is a tuxedo with yellow eyes and was 11 months old at the time. I had never met Penny before but Jill (Lead Volunteer at the time) was so excited for Penny and being an avid shelter volunteer myself, I knew it would be a great match. (I ended up volunteering at Jill’s location until the location closed. It’s too bad because PP is one of my favorite shelters to volunteer for.) Bruno and Penny slept on the windowsill together, slept in their bed together, sat on their cat post together, and did everything together. Penny was definitely the boss. She bopped Bruno on the head when he groomed her for too long, talked too much, or sat on her for too long. Bruno “taught” Penny how to flop over. Penny walked around the house following the German Shepherd mix (also adopted) flopping to get his attention. She flopped when she wanted belly rubs. She is dainty little gal who is not afraid of car rides, the vet, the vacuum, or anything. I rescued two kittens from a firehouse (their mama still lives there for now) and all four cats love each other. They all slept together in the same bed sometimes and other times, they would split themselves up so there would be a tuxedo pair and a tabby pair. Penny was doing well with her medical issues until one day two months ago, she ran away somehow. I desperately searched everywhere and a week later, she was found! It was amazing that a 5 lb cat survived a week away from home (especially with no fear of dogs, needing daily meds, and a dreadful appetite). She was in terrible condition but today, almost two months later, she is alive and seems to be getting better slowly. It’s unclear how long she will live with her many medical issues at age 18 but Penny is very loved and I will remember her forever. She was definitely Bruno’s favorite animal buddy. Even on his last day, Bruno wanted to snuggle her. Thank you to PP for taking great care of her before I found her!