Peyton, Peyton, Peyton. The world’s most aloof cat with a mind we can never read. Peyton ran out of time at a local shelter during the summer of 2017, so one of our intake volunteers made sure we took her into the rescue. While she certainly is a gorgeous cat, Peyton didn’t care much for us minions-er-humans unless it was in tiny doses.
Unlike most cats in the rescue, Peyton couldn’t find the right home. We tried her out on the adoption floor of a few PetSmart stores, posted her information on social media, and let people check her out at the rescue office in Princeton, MN. Nothing would stick for her.
Peyton enjoyed controlling our rescue laundry room for several months. She’d judge our every move with disappointed stares while playing with the extra toys we gave to her in an attempt to form a friendship. Peyton would ask whatever poor soul that entered the laundry room to scratch behind her ears, only to retract that request with her trademark sassy yowl immediately. She certainly kept us on our toes.
When Minnesota first began to shelter-in-place, rescue leadership made sure no animals were alone in the building in case we needed to shut down completely. A gracious foster took Peyton into her home, only to be terrorized by the feline. It doesn’t take much for Peyton to get stressed out. Thankfully, a promising application made a timely appearance across our application manager’s computer screen.