ASPCA Happy Tail: Lucy the Loquacious Kitty

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 9:30am
close up of tuxedo cat

In March 2013, Eriny Y. decided to drop by the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan to peruse the adoptable animals. That’s when she met a special black-and-white kitty named Hamper, since renamed Lucy, and the two became inseparable. She shared the following story with us:

When I first saw Lucy at the Adoption Center, I asked if I could meet her because I thought her lazy eyes were adorable. The moment her cage opened, she started licking my fingers and purring. I knew I had to have her. I was hooked! She came home with me, and with a bit of time, she began to trust me.

Eventually, she started to curl up in bed with me and fall asleep as I scratched her head. She now insists on sleeping with me every night! She also loves her kitty treats and her catnip toys.

Whenever I leave the room, Lucy meows until I come back. At the end of the day, when I come home from work, she meows as though she is telling me about her day.

I love sharing my home with my adorable companion, and she has enriched my life in so many ways. I'm so thankful I decided to take that trip to the ASPCA on the off chance I might find a new friend.

Lucy has adjusted very well, and she makes me so happy to come home every day. Thank you so much, ASPCA!

Cute black and white cat

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Concerned cats/...

I h ave one dog and three cats and they all want to sleep ON TOP of me. I had to keep my cats out of the bedroom because I just couldn't sleep. My dog still sleeps with me since he is so quiet and still.

Patrick Oliver

Congratulations Lucy!


Looks just like my kitty that was taken illegally by 'Animal Control' in Allerton Illinois a few years ago, by illegally entering our 'fixer upper'. I have since had another cat extremely similar in color, and temperament who I named Oreo, with the help of my youngest grandson. I hope Lucy gives you as much joy and comfort that my kitties did. I miss them terribly, but now have a spoiled little toy poodle named Piper, who thinks she's a parrot! She loves sitting on my shoulder every chance she gets.


You have a new best friend. Maybe your best friend would like a companion. Consider another cat. Most do better when there are at least 2, but you have to introduce them properly. Don't make the mistake of just throwing them together. Great story. God Bless both of you.