Penelope Kitten interviews “Black Cats Tell All” Kickstarter backer, Joy! …
penelope kitten (squeaking): hi hi.
Cynthia: We’re so super excited to feature the first story of the “Black Cats Tell All” Kickstarter campaign.
penelope kitten: super duper excited!
Cynthia: As you may remember, Marcy Very Much sponsored a (Penelope) Perk in which three backers received our #meow black cat book bag, a copy of “Black Cats Tell All”, and a post about their beloved black kitty – or two – or three – or in the case of Joy – four!
Penelope Kitten took this job very seriously as she is determined to help “Black Cats Tell All” author, Layla Morgan Wilde of Cat Wisdom 101, with her mission to rebrand black cats and improve their adoption rates.
Take it away, PKitty!
penelope kitten: dear joy, when did the first mini-panther paw her way into your life?
Joy: My first kitty, Mimi, was a black kitty I got when I was about four years old and she lived until I was in college – a whopping 16 years – which was a long time for a cat to live back in the 70s-80s!
So began my love of black cats.
penelope kitten: dear joy, who stole your heart next?
Joy: When I graduated college I was looking to adopt two kittens that could keep each other company when I was working. As soon as I saw them – and they saw me – it was a done deal!
Joy: I named them Tarzan and Tessie, they were brother and sister and both jet black, except for a small patch of white on Tessie’s chest.
Tessie was my little princess who loved to be petted, but only on her terms; if you didn’t do it right, she would let you know!
Joy: Tarzan was always the alpha male in the house and even outside with the toms that came around. He was a big boy in his prime too; his highest weight was 17 pounds!
Both Tarzan and Tessie had the most gorgeous green eyes; they were truly mini-panthers!
We all know it seems like our pets are angels in disguise, right?
Cynthia (interjecting): Yes – and/or little furry and opinionated aliens!
penelope kitten: no interrupting, please.
dear joy, what do you mean exactly?
Joy: When Tarzan’s health began to decline, I was dreading losing him and already grieving a bit.
penelope kitten (gasping): oh no!
Joy: Then, as fate would have it, Halloween 2014 a tiny month-old black kitten needed a home. Well of course I couldn’t turn her away!
penelope kitten: of course not!
Joy: Tarzan was such a good brother too, despite being so old and set in his ways; I was so proud of him.
My little jet black diva huntress is named Trubel (pronounced Trouble) and even though Tarzan and Tessie are gone now, I’m still owned by a mini house panther, and am pretty sure I always will be!
penelope kitten: yay!
Cynthia: awwwww… so cute!
Just then, Marcy stalks in.
Marcy: Hmpf. Trubel looks like big kitten trouble. Remember, never trust a kitten. They steal your heart while eating all your food and hogging the sunspots.
Marcy: It’s true! Look at Penelope! She’s taking over my blog even!
penelope kitten: ha ha. #blackcatsrule.
Marcy stalks off.
penelope kitten (whispering to Cynthia): can i ask one more question?
penelope kitten: dear joy, can trubel come over for a playdate?
*Thank you for sharing your black cat story with us, Joy!
*”Black Cats Tell All” is coming out soon. We’ll keep you posted!