Black Cats Tell All | A KickStarter Campaign We Love



Check out Cat Wisdom 101’s fabulous new KickStarter Campaign to raise black cat shelter adoption rates. Plus, Penelope Kitten’s Perk! …


Penelope Kitten is serious. And very busy.


Cynthia:  Hey P! Why so serious and busy?

penelope kitten (squeaking):  workin’ hard on raising awareness for black cats.

Penelope Kitten is answering phones, texting, and shuffling spreadsheets.

Cynthia:  Oh yeah?

penelope kittten:  yeah yeah.

Layla Morgan Wilde of Cat Wisdom 101 is having a kick butt kickstarter campaign for a book about black cats.


Penelope Kitten hastily hands Cynthia a leaflet and continues to work feverishly.

Cynthia (reading): “Black Cats Tell All. The First Anthology of Positive Stories About Black Cats.”

Oh that is so great! She’s going to create a beautifully photographed book with stories of 22 black cats. As we know, black cats have it rough, between stupid superstitions and the fact they get overlooked in the shelters.

How did you find out about this, Penelope?

penelope kitten:  got an urgent memo from Cole saying they need all black cats with paws on the pavement to help with the campaign.


penelope kitten: i got Business Cat manning the phones –


these two canvassing the neighborhood –

(picture removed by marcy)

and an intern keeping us in copious amounts of catnip.


(picture removed by marcy)

penelope kitten:  i’m also giving away a Penelope Perk for the campaign.

Cynthia:  Awesome! What?

penelope kitten:  three backers will get my supercute #meow book bag that was a huge hit at CatConLA last weekend.

penelope kitten:  along with their cat featured in a story on our site during october – the official black cat month.

Cynthia looks around fearfully.

Cynthia:  Does Marcy know about this?

Cynthia hears hissing and an unsettling kind of growling coming from underneath the couch.

Cynthia:  Uh oh.

penelope kitten:  my Penelope Perk sold out already but there are more perks from Cole, Scott Metzger, Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics, Diane Irvine Armitage, and more!

Cynthia:  Ohhhh…

penelope kitten:  gotta go go go.

Cynthia:  Where?

penelope kitten (squeaking): marcy and grumpy cat are planning attack ads. i gotta rip up their pantsuits and plan a press conference.


*Check out Cat Wisdom 101’s KickStarter campaign, Black Cats Tell All here. 

This is a nonprofit 501c3 backed campaign to create awareness of the awesomeness of black cats.

The book will contain uplifting, funny, whimsical, weird, and moving stories about 22 unique black cats.

Layla Morgan Wilde’s plan is to help shatter the myths and superstitions that surround black cats which tragically affect their adoption rates in shelters.

Marcy Very Much is honored to be a part of this wonderful campaign!


artwork by Scott Metzger


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  • Reply Odin, Nou Nou and Domino June 29, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Miss Penelope Kitten, on behalf of black cats everywhere, thank-you for taking on the cause. Your wit and insouciance will save the day. There will be many pavements to pound and pounds of catnip to use as enticement, but together we are black cat strong. Hear us roar and purr.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      yay! yay! roaring and purring!
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply Patty June 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Wow! I didn’t realize Penelope could be so organized and effective. Great work! I can’t wait to see the PP perk cat feature in October.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Oh yes! She’s all business for a good cause. I wish she would stop hiring Business Cat though. He’s actually not a very good worker.

  • Reply Big Momma June 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    All black cats should wear neckties. It would change their image from scary, bad-luck Halloween symbols to nerdy, lovable bankers.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Awww… adorable idea!

  • Reply Darlene Arden June 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Good for Penelope! I like a girl who knows her own mind and isn’t afraid to get out and get her hands, er paws, dirty! You go, girl!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      yay yay! gotta get things done!
      thank u, darlene!
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply Vik July 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Penelope, I am impressed that you can work with spreadsheets! Congratulations esp because I am clueless! Look at you using your tech savvy for such a great cause! And Cynthia, how was Cat Con??????

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      thank u
      squeak, penelope kitten
      CatCon was amazing! I still haven’t decompressed yet! There were so many people there – the Fire Marshal had to close the thing down for a couple of hours. Just crazy insane. I’m writing a post next about the shoes ModCloth sent to me to wear during the con and then getting to the CatCon recap. It’s so funny – I thought I’d have a chance to relax after CatCon but just the reverse has happened and I haven’t stopped or had a chance to catch up. Which is actually good but boy am I tired. lol

  • Reply Stacey July 9, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Two out of my four cats are black and they are the sweetest. Penelope reminds me of our youngest cat Melody who always seems to be in a good mood. Growing up, my family had Burmese cats that are more on the chocolate brown color palette. But Dr. Bombay and Melody are my first black cats and now I am hooked on black cats!
    Have fun Penelope,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I hear ya! Penelope did the same for us – hooked us completely and forever! OMG – how awesome to have two!

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