Tuesday Mewsday: Penny’s Big Adventure

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.
Penny in her 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 clawing—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 terribly—last night was particularly hard—but I’m glad her needs are being met.

February 03 2009 03:01 pm | Uncategorized

3 Responses to “Tuesday Mewsday: Penny’s Big Adventure”

  1. Jo on 05 Feb 2009 at 5:14 am #

    I’m glad all went well. We humans know that Penny is a sweet, sweet girl, but since your other 2 kitties didn’t share our sentiments, she deserves to be in a home where she & her new mommy can have an uninterrupted love fest! And I’m sure they will. Congrats & best wishes for a lifetime of kisses & purrs to Penny & her new mom.

  2. CatBookMom on 05 Feb 2009 at 11:01 am #

    So glad to know Penny has her Forever Home. You were such a wonderful foster mom and the relay transport sounds like a most clever solution.

  3. Carrie on 07 Feb 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    Awww, so sweet. I’m glad you captured that final morning sweetness on video.

    I finally uploaded the photos of you all in portland, penny in my car and penny getting ready for the last leg of her journey in the back seat with new mom, Melanie. Will email shortly.

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