laura-numeroff-catWe always love hearing from happy adopters who found their pet on, but when a celebrity sends us their Happy Beginnings story and photos, we have to make sure they are okay with us using their name too. Recently a very well known children’s author, Laura Numeroff, who has written such classics as If You Give a Moose A Muffin, If You Give a Pig A Pancake, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and If You Give a Dog a Donut sent us her Happy Beginnings story for Henry her cat. She’s incredibly kind and when we asked her if we could use her name and who she is when printing her story she replied like this, big red font and all:
“Yes! Absolutely! I would


for you to use my name!”

How awesome is that?

As awesome as her story about if you give a cat a home…

“Here’s my story about Henry!
I wanted a Tuxedo, around 2 years old, sweet, and gentle! And, he/she had to get along with cats, because I had another cat at the time (another Tuxedo! I even had a black and white horse!)
I looked on every day for a few months! When I read the profiles of the ones who looked cute, they were either too old, too young, or not good with cats! (Sort of like internet dating!)
Then I saw Henry! He sounded perfect! Plus, he had been in a foster home so they knew a lot about him! The woman from the rescue organization, brought Henry to a place where we could have time together!
He was very shy at first, which you can see in the photo from that day! In a few minutes, he started to get a little closer, and then he climbed into my lap…and…well, I’m sure you can guess what happened! He and Cooper got along just fine after a few days!
Henry has turned out to be one of the funniest cats I’ve ever had! He falls asleep on his back, with one leg sticking out! When I do yoga, I look up and his head is hanging over the bed! And, I love the “old man” position he sits in!
Kudos to! It’s the most amazing site for finding your “Furever Friend.”
Laura Numeroff”

Thank you so much Laura Numeroff for sending us your Happy Beginnings adoption story and photos, and helping promote how wonderful pet adoption can be!

We’d love to hear your Happy Beginnings story too! Send your pet adoption story to with a photo or two, and tell us how helped you with your adoption. Thank you for adopting a pet and saving a life!