When Kathleen Prutting of Manhattan met the orange dreamsicle formerly known as Morris at the ASPCA, she knew right away that he was The One. She quickly adopted the active feline and named him Norton, after Art Carney's lovable sidekick character on The Honeymooners. We recently caught up with the happy pair.
ASPCA: When did you first meet Norton? Kathleen: He was the first cat I was introduced to at the ASPCA. When they opened the habitat, he gave me a big head butt—it was love at first sight.
ASPCA: Do you have any other pets?
Kathleen: I grew up with animals but haven't had a pet for a long time. I wanted to get a cat, and knew that I wanted to adopt and give a good home to an animal who needed one.
ASPCA: How has Norton settled into his new home?
Kathleen: The day I brought him home, he leaped out of the box and began searching my apartment. Within a few minutes, he found a good napping spot. I took that as a good sign.
ASPCA: Does he have any funny habits or behaviors?
Kathleen: He recently discovered the bathtub. In the mornings, he likes to climb in the tub as I get ready for work.
ASPCA: What does Norton mean to you?
Kathleen: When I come home from work, he’s there to greet me. We curl up on the couch and watch television together. He has become my funny little sidekick. Bringing him home and into my life was the best decision I ever made.
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