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Penelope Pigs Out

Photo by Fabian Blank on UnSplash.


Happy Chinese New Year! …


Cynthia and Marcy are sitting at the breakfast table staring at their cereal bowls and cups of coffee.

For some reason, they are unable to eat.

Penelope Kitten enters and climbs up to her spot at the table.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  hi. hi.

No answer.

penelope kitten: good morning.

Cynthia and Marcy are frozen still.

penelope kitten:  happy new year. 


penelope kitten:  it’s the Chinese year of the –

She gasps as she realizes what is happening.

penelope kitten:  PIG!

Penelope Kitten races to the phone where she puts in a direct call to Nancy Pelosi.

penelope kitten: president P! emergency!

Undefined chatter from the phone.

penelope kitten:  pig overslept again. we can’t start the new year without him. literally.

Undefined chatter from the phone.

penelope kitten:  yeah. yeah. i did. i set two alarm clocks and disabled the snooze buttons. he should be up by now.

Undefined chatter from the phone.

penelope kitten:  i know. he does this every 12 years.

Undefined chatter from the phone.

penelope kitten:  k. i’m on it.

Penelope Kitten races over to Pig’s apartment.

She finds him sound asleep with two alarm clocks blaring.

Photo by Kameron Kincade on Unsplash


penelope kitten:  pig! sir! wake up!

Pig snorts and rolls over.

Penelope pokes Pig with her paw.

penelope kitten:  sir! sir! please. it’s imperative. wake up.

Pig:  I’m quite comfy under my covers.

penelope kitten:  pig, you promised.

Pig:  Aww… Penelope. It’s too much pressure.

penelope kitten:  you can handle it. you’re a pig! you’ve got a beautiful personality and represent wealth and good fortune.

Pig: Yeah?

penelope kitten:  yeah. everyone loves you. it’s gonna be a great year.

Pig and Penelope high five.

Pig and penelope kitten:  新年快乐 Gung Hay Fat Choi!

Happy New Year to all!


End scene.

Roll credits.

Cynthia and Marcy eat breakfast.

Marcy makes a face.

Cynthia: What’s wrong?

Marcy (panicking): I’m in a good mood.

*We couldn’t resist this sweet video of a pig and his cat friends!


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  • Reply Freddy February 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Perfect happy combo of story and video! Thank you – I needed that! I’m now in a good mood, too!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Happy New Year!

  • Reply Patty February 6, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    This story had me on the edge of my seat! And that video is sooo adorable!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      Pig will do that to you! Every 12 years!He’s got a really good heart tho. And The Year of the Pig is one to bring in good fortune.

  • Reply Big Momma February 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    How can anyone eat bacon after seeing that video? You know it’s powerful when it puts Marcy in a good mood.
    Here’s to a year of cute pigs and good fortune for all

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 6, 2019 at 2:18 pm

      Happy New Year! btw, Marcy is still in a good mood mood. Here’s hoping it lasts all year!

      • mm
        Reply Marcy Cat February 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        it better not. i better be cranky by tomorrow.

  • Reply Vik February 6, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Such a cute vid! Happy year of the pig!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 6, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      Isn’t that piggie such a cutie! Happy New Year!

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