Penny, The Royal Pup

Penny in her Royal Bed

Meet Penny.

Penny is my Grand-Puppy. Well…she’s technically NOT a puppy anymore since she turned three this month, but she’ll always be a puppy to me.

It was a toss-up between a bronzed coin and a chicken nugget when it came to naming Penny. She was just a “wee” pup, only 10 weeks old when Cliff and Maiah drove an hour and a half to pick her up from a Breeder while I, in true Kardashian fashion, shopped excitedly for the best bed, crate, dish, food, toys, etc. that money could buy!

First Pic, coming home

Ultimately Maiah bestowed the name “Penny” to the Royal Highness. Possibly because she could have her “own” money like Prince Akeem in Coming to America, but mainly because “Penny” was a cuter name than “Nugget.”

“The Royal Pup Coin”

I didn’t start referring to Penny as The Royal Pup until this year. Not certain why. It just seemed to fit. After all her mom Maiah definitely has “Princess” tendencies and her 8-year old cousin Demi is a “self-proclaimed”Princess 😌

Could we be Royals?

“Princess Demi” with Penny, The Royal Pup

Penny has (3) car seats, one for each vehicle. The thought of interchanging was never an option. Penny has more coats than all three of us put together thanks to her Uncle Darryl who keeps her fashionably attired.

Is that a crown on his shirt?

I’ve lost count on the number of beds not to mention the mountains of toys?! Penny has a carriage (aka stroller) and her monthly food costs are just shy of a multi-line Verizon unlimited cell phone plan?!

She won First Place in PETCO’s Halloween Pet Contest (2018) and has appeared on the TODAY Show (2020). How many local pets do you know that have such a portfolio at age 3?

And the Winner is…
Penny with her “Humans”
As seen on the TODAY Show 10.31.2020

You would think Penny would be a snooty little something but she is the sweetest little pup! Shy and bashful yet full of energy and spunk. She loves to cuddle and be the center of attention. She likes to be picked up and carried around so she can see everything on high.

I made her this bed from boxes and duct tape. The crown light was purchased years back as a prop for when I sold light-up crowns outside Comerica Park in Detroit as a Vendor. Who knew it would end up being the perfect headboard for a Royal Pup?

The Royal Pup Bed, One of many

Penny lives with her mom, Maiah. We’re Grammy and Grand-Paw to her (like she can say our names, right!). Since 2020 with the onset of COVID-19 we’ve spent more time together than we otherwise would have. Maiah and Penny come over for “Grill Day” and afterwards we walk to the neighborhood park and compete at hitting golf balls at a designated tree while Penny (literally) picks and chooses which one of us to throw her favorite toy. Penny loves Grill Day. It’s her favorite holiday.

Well enough about Penny. I’ve pretty much sized her up in a nutshell. Hope you enjoyed meeting her. 🤗

Disclaimer: I had no intention of writing a post about Penny. It just happened. I just sat down at the computer and started typing and these are the words that appeared on the screen. Who knows what my next post will be about. I never know. 🙃

Hope you’ll…stay tuned! -Cheryl