Penny and Bella are the cats who inspired our founder, Diane, to create Americat Company. In honor of Penny's 12th birthday, Diane shares Penny's story.
Adoption Story: After settling into a new job in a new city, I went to the North County (San Diego) Humane Society to adopt a pet. I wanted an adult cat who would remind me of my childhood cat. But, the volunteer recommended I meet a kitten named Shelly. She was in a cage by herself, hiding under her bed. Her brother had been adopted earlier that day. When I held her, she purred and cuddled, making little meep noises. I had never heard a cat make a sound like that. I instantly fell in love with her.
I changed her name to Penny after my hometown state, Pennsylvania, her copper coloring, and because we were both so lucky to have found each other.
Likes: Looking out the window, laying on me (she does this cute little thing where she stretches her arm out to hug), cuddling with her sister Bella, talking/ meeping, and napping in a sunny spot
Dislikes: The vacuum, doorbell, and strangers (Penny hid from our photographer, which explains why she is not in many website photos.)
Favorite Americat Company Product: Penny loves eating her wet and dry food from her whisker friendly cat bowls. If she is hungry and her bowl is empty, she lets me know with a little meep and runs over to her bowl.
Happy Birthday! Penny is the first pet I adopted as an adult, and she holds a special place in my heart. She is my rock. I can always count on Penny to run to the door to see me, flop over for pets, and then be on my chest the instant I lay down on the couch to relax. No matter what has happened during the day, Penny time makes it better.
I love her to pieces and feel blessed for the 12 years we have shared so far. Happy Birthday to my little Penny!