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Stray Kitten Wanders Up To Governor's House — And Gets The Best Welcome

“We don’t know where she came from or how she got there."

Jenny was living as a stray in North Carolina when one day in late October she happened to wander up to the North Carolina Executive Mansion, where Governor Roy Cooper and his family live. She decided to to take shelter in the garage, and was quickly discovered by the family — who immediately had the best reaction to finding the tiny intruder. 


After checking the sweet kitten over and making sure she was OK, the governor and his family decided to keep her. Governor Cooper and his family already have a bunch of furry members of their squad, and knew that the little stray kitten would fit right in.

“We don’t know where she came from or how she got there, but we’ve started calling her Jennyanydots (after the character from ‘Cats’),” a member of the household wrote on the First Pets of North Carolina Facebook page

After her life on the streets, becoming one of the first pets is quite an upgrade for Jenny … 

… and so far, she’s loving every single minute of her new life. 

“She’s friendly, talkative, and enjoys ‘hunting’ certain patterns on the carpet,” the Facebook page wrote. 

Besides Jenny, the North Carolina Executive Mansion is home to many other pets, including Alexei, Addy, Forrest and Aria the cats; Ben and Rusty the dogs; and others. So far, Jenny has been a little wary of Ben, according to ABC News, as he is so much bigger than her, but otherwise the kitten seems to be fitting in wonderfully with her new family. 

Governor Cooper and his family have always been big animal lovers, as is apparent by the many animals they share their home with, and are thrilled that they could give Jenny a loving forever home.