It Takes Two to Tango
Nearly three months to the day after flamenco dancer and instructor JoDe Romano of Manhattan lost her beloved kitty companion, Frank, she met a black-and-white “tuxedo girl” named Ruthie. The two-year-old cat—now known as Sammi—was dozing in her kitty condo at the ASPCA, where she arrived in July.
“I met a lot of adorable cats that day,” says JoDe. “And I wanted to take them all home!” But something about the wee Sammi won her heart, and it was a no-brainer for the dancing queen. JoDe brought the sweet-faced feline home on August 17.
As summer ended, Sammi had completely adjusted to her new home. “She loves the whole apartment!” JoDe enthuses. “She loves playing with paper bags and empty paper towel rolls, but the red light pointer is her favorite run-wild toy!”
Clearly this cat isn’t lacking in personality or communication skills. She knows how to use her feline wiles to get attention and will chirp for treats. JoDe says, “She greets me at the door, loves to bite my boyfriend and squeaks when she’s hungry.”
JoDe’s devotion to Sammi is rivaled only by her gushing enthusiasm for the adoption experience. After searching at other shelters, she visited the ASPCA and found her match. “The ASPCA was professional, personal and patient while I looked at all the kitties,” she says. “Plus, I liked the free pet food and litter they gave me!”
Though Sammi will never take dear Frank’s place in JoDe’s heart, she means as much to mom as any fur kid should. This grateful pet parent sums it up with three simple words: “I love her!”