Sweet Penny has just one wish for Christmas, and, try as I might, I haven’t been able to find it. I’m hoping that one of you can help.
Penny wants a home of her very own. A home with no other cats and no dogs. No quadrupedal pets to worry her and force her to spend her days at terror-level orange.
Over the past year at my house, she’s proven herself to be an exceptional cat: affectionate, playful, always ready to cuddle. Unfortunately, she just hasn’t learned to relax around my cats, andâ€”after a year of tryingâ€”I’m accepting that that just isn’t going to happen. Being dumped by her previous owners and forced to scavange for a living has left her afraid of other critters (though she’s clearly forgiven humans for their part in her tragedy).
The poor girl has been forced to live pretty much in one room at my home. When the other cats are outside, I try to bring her into other parts of the house to keep me company, but most of the time she’s too nervous to stayâ€”even with me there to protect her. At night, when I go to bed, I can hear her meowing forlornly before she settles down.
I can give her a home and food and as much affection as possible, but she’s never really going to be happy until she has an all-my-own home. Is there anyone out there (preferably within a few hours’ driving distance of the Monterey Bay) who is ready for a single pet?
Please help me help Penny. Surely there’s someone out there in need of a fiercely monogamous lap cat. Ask friends. Ask family. Talk to neighbors. Penny promises to repay the gift of a loving home and kind hands a thousand times over.