PJ & Oogie
Throughout his 11 months at the ASPCA Adoption Center, Papa John stood out. Of course, that was partly due to his size—Papa John was known for his, er, cuddly figure. But Papa John also had a reputation for being exceptionally smart: Volunteers had to post a sign warning visitors to keep a sliding glass door locked because Papa John had figured out how to open it!
Though it took nearly a year for Papa John to find his forever home, it took just a few minutes for Mary Kenny and her roommate to fall in love with him. “He had an irresistible personality,” says Mary. “He was playful and excited to meet us.”
Mary had read about how two cats can keep each other entertained, so she was looking to adopt a perfect pair. Working with ASPCA volunteers to find a compatible buddy for Papa John, Mary met Oogie, who was snuggled up in a cat bed and invited her to scratch his ears.
Says Senior Feline Behavior Counselor Katie Watts: Papa John and Oogie “were in different habitats and had never met, but when I heard someone was interested in the two of them, I immediately thought it would be a perfect match. Both of them LOVE other cats and love to play.”
Everyone agreed: Oogie and Papa John were fated to go home with Mary. “It was a little nerve-wracking at first,” says Mary. “It took a few days for them to really relax, but once they did, their personalities really shone. Eventually, they banded together to explore the apartment!”
These days, Oogie and Papa John are having a ball in their new home. “They absolutely love to play. When they get going they are absolutely hilarious,” says Mary. “They go bounding from one side of the apartment to the other, chase after each other and wrestle. They wear each other out, they take a nap, and then they do it all over again.”
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