It’s about that time again—time for pet of the week! We get a lot of feedback from our customers and employees sharing why their cats, dogs, turtles, fish and horses are the crème de la crème of pet-dom, but this week, we had to pick one that really caught our attention.
This is the story of Brittany Peduzzi, a Pet Naturals representative, and her gorgeous companion called Onyx. It’s a story about litter and grooming, supplements and hairballs, but most importantly, it’s a story about love.
“His legal name is Onyx the cat Peduzzi, but his nick (and more commonly used) name is Poopty,” says Brittany, who met Onyx at a particularly difficult time in her life.
After the death of her dog Ace, Brittany’s sister (who works as a representative in another of our animal divisions) suggested a kitten’s company. When choosing her kitten, Brittany played with several to gauge their relationships but “wasn’t sensing anything from them,” she says.
Just before she gave up hope, Brittany “saw this tiny little kitten lying in the litter box sleeping. All the other kittens were bouncing around and squeaking and playing, and this little kitten was sleeping in a litter box! I went over and picked him up and I could immediately feel that this little runt covered in cat litter was mine,” she says.
Fast forward ten years, and Brittany and Poopty are still going strong. Poopty’s meticulously clean habits and notorious pickiness about food have meant that Brittany has had to compromise certain creature comforts for her cat’s happiness, but she’s willing to try anything to make Poopty’s life everything it should be.
Onyx’s favorite spot to rest is, by no coincidence, the same as his mom’s—in her bed. “He’s always down by my feet, “ says Brittany. “He is there when I wake up and when I go to bed.”
That’s not the only endearing thing about Onyx. He can do a backflip, and he even tries to drink from the faucet (though he doesn’t always succeed).
We love cats that give it a try anyway. And seriously, what’s not to love? Onyx and Brittany are clearly a match made in kitty heaven, and that’s the best part of owning pets–finding little mates with whom we can share this crazy experience we call life.