The Tails Behind the Curtain – Writer Introductions

Hello, and welcome to Greece Animal Hospital’s shiny new blog! We’re your delightfully furry hosts, Penny and Ellie.

Poised. Elegant. The perfect author photo.

Yeah, but guess who’s gonna own social media?

So who on earth are we? And why are we the ones writing this blog? Well, our human parents spend so much time improving the lives of local animals and people that they don’t have much time to devote to a hospital blog. And soooo

…they passed the task along to us! Even though we don’t have opposable thumbs!

They are so trusting.

Anyway: We’ll be joining you monthly in order to share pet parenting tips, talk about medical and safety issues, and offer advice on everything from hot toys to family travel. For now, though, we’d like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves.


Hey there. My name is Penny (short for Stacker Pentecost — yeah, my parents are nerds), and I’m here to help provide a feline perspective. I may look ultra posh, but I’m an adoptee — I spent the first few months of my life roaming the streets of Virginia with a broken tail. I went through several foster homes and shelters, until my current family (which includes Ella, the Customer Service Representative Supervisor here at Greece Animal Hospital) saw me at an adoption event. And they just couldn’t resist the fuzz.

Having a home is pretty great. Even if I have to share it with my older brother, Struensee. Check out this digital painting Dad did of us, though!

I’m here to help write about pet topics and to answer your questions. I’m also looking forward to busting some myths about cat-kind, and helping people better understand what animals like us need and want from our human keepers. After all — no one knows cats like a cat.

Oh, and for the record? I’m a boy.


Hey, I’m Ellie! Penny and I are so excited to start the Greece Animal Hospital blog! I was born in the Caribbean, and my dad, Dr John Sampson, adopted me and brought me to Scotland where he went to vet school.  I like to come hang out Greece Animal Hospital sometimes, and I can usually be found in the treatment room or snoozing under my dad’s desk.  I love to meet all the new puppies that come into the hospital.  Let’s chat about all things dog! Penny and I will update the blog monthly, so check out the Greece Animal Hospital Blog for more fun facts about pet health.  

I share my home with a brother, too — but we get along just fine. Even though he is tiny and very breakable.

Join us next time, when we’ll be discussing some great holiday gifts. We hope everyone is having a wonderful winter so far!