Feline, mostly me, by penelope

pick a penelope!

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! Penelope Kitten explains why you need a black cat in your life…


penelope kitten (squeaking):  hi hi.

today is black cat appreciation day.

black cats are:








for the love of black cats,

next time you are looking for a kitty to call your own

(and everyone needs a kitty to call their own)

pick me

pick a penelope!


luv, penelope kitten


*Thank you, Wayne Morris, for declaring August 17th Black Cat Appreciation Day!




*Check out Wayne’s Facebook page and event, For The Love Of Black Cats (Black Cat Appreciation Day), where fans upload photos of their beloved black cats.

You will find hundreds and hundreds of Penelopes!


*Story on the origins of Black Cat Appreciation Day here.

*Penelope Kitten’s own Black Cat Appreciation Day story here.



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  • Reply Patty August 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Aww! Who could resist a P-Kitty!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:25 am

      no one! i’m a cutie-pie!
      squeak, pkitty

  • Reply Big Momma August 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    It’s funny, but the cats that wondered into my life were never black. Maybe there are fewer of them? Penelope is a great spokesperson for all black kitties and next time I’m replenishing my inventory I’ll be on the lookout for a P-kitty clone.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:26 am

      we’re all over. just check the shelters. thank u.
      squeak, pkitty

  • Reply Merrie K. August 18, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I miss this day every year! Every frickin’ year!! Ok, let me go read the post and I’ll be back.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:27 am

      u didn’t miss it. every day is black cat app day.
      squeak, ur pkitty

  • Reply Merrie K. August 18, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Awww…I’d love to have a Penelope! 🙂 Oh gosh, you are going to make me start crying.

    Where did you get that cool picture from?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

      The first one I found on Pinterest. And, as usual I cannot for the life of me find the source. The second one I found on the Black Cat Appreciation Facebook page.

  • Reply Vik August 18, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Yes, I wondered for a minute if the pic was Penelope…and thought, my my the diet you put her on has really paid off? Black cats are beauteous, esp Penelope.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

      I wish Penelope’s diet worked that well. She has hit a plateau I’m afraid.

      yeah yeah. super beauteous. thank u.
      squeak,penelope kitten

  • Reply Vik August 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Meaning the pic at the top of the post. I am pretty sure I recognize her fersure, in the one at the bottom, looking all soulful.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:31 am

      not me tho. it’s my doppelganger.
      squeak,penelope kitten

  • Reply Liz August 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I find it so strange that black cats and dogs have such lower adoption rates that those with lighter coats. I love that there’s a Black Cat Appreciation Day to celebrate black cats and encourage people to look beyond superstition. Who wouldn’t love Penelope? Even grumpy Marcy kind of sort of loves her.

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      keep that under your fabulous hat.

  • Reply Stacey September 2, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Dear Penelope,

    I have a boy version of you in my home. Bombay is everything you described in a black cat; so sweet and loving!
    Have a great day,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      sounds like a cutie-pie. which is my kinda pie.
      squeak,penelope kitten

      Hi Stacey!
      Hope you are having a fantastic summer! Miss your blog posts!

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