Feline, mostly me, by penelope

Black Cat Appreciation Day

penelope kitten

Cynthia:  Hey Penelope! Come pose for a picture for Black Cat Appreciation Day.

Marcy (pouting):  I can’t believe it. Penelope kitten gets her own day?

Cynthia:  Yup.

Marcy:  We have to appreciate her all day? She’s going to be so full of herself.

Penelope Kitten very solemnly perches on the red pillow and poses very seriously for the camera.

Cynthia:  It’s okay Penelope. You can smile.

Penelope Kitten continues to look very serious.

Cynthia (taking photos):  Smile P! click click click  C’mon. Smile! click click click Why so serious, Penelope?

Penelope Kitten pulls out a crumpled piece of paper and begins her speech.

penelope kitten (clearing her throat):  ahem… ahem… ahem…

in honor of black cat appreciation day i appreciate many things. they are…

my pink paper ball
my dry crunchy treats
my big brother, tabby cat Hamlet, who is always nice to me and gives me his food
my mom, Cindy, for failing to find me a home even though she tried really hard
my dad, Freddy, for giving me belly rubs
my big sister, Marcy, for giving me advice and sharing her sunspots

Marcy:  Gasp. I never share my sunspots. You take them.

Cynthia: Ah, Marcy…

Marcy:  It’s true. And Hamlet doesn’t give her his food. She takes it from him.

penelope kitten:  and so. in conclusion. i am the luckiest kitty in the world to have such a wonderful family who loves me too.

happy black cat appreciation day.

Marcy:  Plus, she’s so stupid she got the meaning of the day backwards.

Cynthia (teary eyed):  Ah, Penelope… instead of us appreciating you – you are appreciating us! You are just the sweetest…

Cynthia rushes over to Penelope and gives her kitty smooches. Penelope Kitten gloats and purrs.

Marcy (grumbling under her breath):  She’s so manipulative. And everyone falls for it. Hmpf.

penelope kitten:  i’ll give you a kitty kiss, marcy.

Marcy:  Yuck. Keep your kitty spit away from me!

Marcy races off to the other room.

penelope kitten:  i win. #blackcatsrule.



*You might also like:

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!
my post from last year about the origins of Black Cat Appreciation Day.

mostly me, by penelope (#blackcatsrule)






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  • Reply Anonymous August 17, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I think Marcy needs to take a moment and list what she appreciates! I'm sure there's a sweet kitty somewhere in that snarky ball of fur. 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Marcy's sweet! She just gets mad because everyone falls for Penelope's tricks just because she's so little and cute. Penelope's actually very bossy and she does steal the sunspots and pushes Hamlet away from his food. She's just cute about it!

      no one understands me.
      meow, marcy

      i win
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply Freddy August 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Penelope, plenty more belly rubs where they came from. For you, too, Marcy!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 17, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      squeak, pkitty

      so you want to lose your hand i see

  • Reply Anonymous August 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Penelope's eyes are hypnotic. I can see how she'd get away with stuff.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2014 at 12:43 am

      Oh yes. She gets away with everything.

  • Reply GnomeLover August 19, 2014 at 4:50 am

    That is just the very best picture of Penelope Kitten. I love it. She has my heart because she reminds me so much of our kitty. Her ears are like Lynx ears. I have not seen a cat with ears that pointy. I am so glad she has a happy home. When do we get to meet Hamlet?


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 19, 2014 at 6:14 am

      Oh gosh – should I introduce him? I don't want everyone to think I am cat crazy… Oh… wait… too late…

    • Reply Merrie K. August 22, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Lol…it's never too late to introduce a new kitty 🙂 we'd luv to meet hamlet!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 22, 2014 at 3:52 am

      Hmmmm… I may just have to then. He's got a completely different personality than Marcy and Penelope. LOL

  • Reply Merrie K. August 22, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Super cute! I luv p-kitty's speech…she makes me want to run over and give her a hug too! And squeeze her cheeks 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 22, 2014 at 3:53 am

      And she'd let you too! Her favorite thing is to be picked up like a baby and marched around the house while hanging her head upside down.

      Hope you are getting settled in your new place!


    • Reply Merrie K. August 25, 2014 at 2:25 am

      I can't believe no one adopted her! Everytime I pick up minnie, she takes notes to discuss w/ her psychiatrist…lol 🙂 Yes, I'm finally moved in…whew! I just have a few more projects to finish 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 29, 2014 at 4:31 am

      Yay! Can't wait to see your new place! I loved the last one!

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy August 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Penelope is darling and I love the idea of a black cat appreciation day. They do seem to be the sweetest thing so I am surprised that they are hard to find homes for.
    Happy Black Cat Day,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Oh I know! When I was trying to adopt out Penelope with her Tortie sister – everyone was taken with the tortie and no one looked at Penelope. And Penelope is so sweet! It turned out good for us since we kept her and love her so much!

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