This past weekend, Penny made the journey to her new, one-cat-only, forever home all the way up by Seattle. Melissa and I drove her as far as Portland, Oregon. Then Carrie, of the Best Friends Network took over and drove her halfway to Seattle, where she met with Penny’s new mom Melanie for the transfer.
Penny was remarkably mellow in the carrier.
After about four hours she did get a bit restive, so Melissa and I took turns sitting with her in the back seat. She alternated between sitting in her open carrier and climbing up onto the available lap. No dramatic yowling or clawingâ€”just a steady gaze out the window at the world going by.
We spent the night at friends’ in Portland, and Penny was glad for the chance to stretch out on a bed.
Our last morning with her was quite the purr-fest. If you turn up the volume, you can hear Penny purring as I hum to her.
I’m waiting now for a report from Melanie and will pass on news as I get it. I miss her terriblyâ€”last night was particularly hardâ€”but I’m glad her needs are being met.