Sometimes it’s just meant to be – this was certainly the case for Pekoe and her adopters, JP Davidson & Erika Range. JP & Erika had been searching for the perfect cat and on a fateful day in January 2013, they thought they had found the one. At the time her name was Goldie; she was 4 months old and had been found living with her sister in an alleyway beside an auto garage. Erika & JP decided to get in touch with ACR to express their interest in meeting Goldie; however, before they had the chance to do so they received a call from Erika’s friend, Ashley Leifso. Ashley told them that she thought they’d be interested in a cat she was fostering, and…lo and behold – it was the very same cat!
Pekoe’s effervescent and affable personality was evident from the start. Of their initial meeting JP recalls, “she was very friendly right from the get go, she didn’t seem especially shy or scared, and she didn’t hide from us.” Since then Pekoe has grown into an incredibly outgoing and well-travelled cat. “She’s really chill in the car and when we get to our destination she’s right out there exploring & saying hi to other animals” says JP, “sometimes it kinda freaks the other animals out, they’re like, ‘What? This is my house!’”
Luckily for JP, he gets a daily dose of love from Pekoe as he works from home. “Every afternoon around 2:30 or 3:00 she comes and jumps up on the desk, says hello, and hangs out with me” he says. He and Erika also enjoy frequent cuddles from Pekoe while relaxing on the couch.
When asked about their impact on each other’s lives, JP replies, “we’ve enhanced each other’s lives. We’re really, really happy to have her… she brings life and a lot of joy to our home. And she seems to like us, she has lots of toys and we give her treats and play with her every day.” Truly, it seems like a match made in heaven.