Penelope aka Penne

2019, Adopted
Additional Info

About This Cat
Adopted by  Nova, Brian & Nate
Born ~6/3/13, F, Tortie Point Siamese
Needs to be adopted with Marble

A woman who had three young Siamese kitties sold her home and planned to travel. Someone gave her my name and she called me Monday asking if I could take her cats. Escrow was closing Wednesday when the cats had to a shelter then unless someone could help. A friend and I dropped everything to drive north to get them Tuesday. These are three very nice kitties. The male, Toshi, can go to a new home alone. The other two sisters, Penelope and Marbles, are very bonded and need to be adopted together. They are great play buddies. Penne and Marbles BOTH have paint brush tails. Both of their tails are dark with a bright white tip as if they were dipped in a paint can. So much fun.

Penne is the most outgoing of the three. “Tortie” is a shortened form of the color Tortoiseshell, a red brown multi color which you can see on her head feet and tail. Torties are brave, opinionated and outgoing. That’s Penne. She loves to explore everywhere and will happily solicit attention from strangers. She is the first to gobble down food. She and Marbles are smaller bodied kitties than Toshi. She weighs 5 pounds 4 ounces and will probably be just under 7 pounds when she is up to her normal weight.

These three kitties  were fed high quality dry food (Origen) but not really enough of it. Perhaps this owner followed instructions on the bag, I will check, but regardless they needed more food than they got. These kitties like wet food but did not receive it  except for a little tuna treat once a week. They will gain  weight quickly but you can see their thinness in their photo’s. Marbles is the thinnest at 4 pounds 6 ounces. Though they are a little food obsessed at the moment they seem to be in excellent health otherwise.

Social little Penne is a playful girl. She appreciates a human with a willing arm holding a feather wand. She and Marble are both very into play; they are still full of kitten energy. Penne is not shy to ask for what she wants as is typical of Siamese kitties and particularly Torties. In her last home I saw that of the three she tried most often to out through the room door into the rest of the home. I want the whole world!!  she said. I want everything!! Now!! She has been bored.

Penne is affectionate and is easy to pick up and pet. She will express her opinion on occasion with a small hiss to let you know your are not doing what she wants – but that is just an opinion – she is just  letting you know – and it is not followed by any biting or scratching. She is a fun and sweet, communicative little girl. She and Marbles are very tight friends. They play together and often sleep together. They would probably be all right with gentle non-dominant cats. I have no idea how they would be with dogs. They both need a human who is around them a lot and will give them lots of attention.

They haven’t had the attention. These three kitties did not have free run of their home. They spent the great majority of their lives in one small room without their human present. All three seem a bit love starved. Siamese cats need a strong loving connection with their families that includes frequent contact. If you check on Google you will read how Siamese are outgoing “social cats which rely heavily on human companionship.” ( PetMD ) They are also known for often being vocally communicative with their families. Penne has a small voice and is sometimes happy to let you know her wishes (food!) . These three are  going through a huge transition from the isolation of their last home to the active world of their new foster home. They are settling in very nicely.

These beautiful little girls will adapt and flourish in the love, attention and space their new family can give them. They are a very entertaining twosome.

Penne eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or email: if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at

NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment.  Why?  This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other.  A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!