I realized I never shared with you the story of pip!
For those of you who haven't been around...Pip is the newest addition to the 'fam.
She is the sweetest, cuddliest, most fun kitten in the world.
And that is coming from someone who usually can't stand cats
(woo dog people!)
The story of how we acquired Pip is a weird one.
Pippy, as I call her, was a stray. We found her outside of one of our favorite restaurants scrounging for food.
I don't normally approach strange garbage-scavenging creatures...but Pip came up to ME.
As we were getting ready to leave, I heard a feint "meeeow!" and before you know it, there was a little Pipper rubbing herself on my leg and purring - yes, purring.
After a few short minutes of me begggging my mom to let me take her home - she was in the car with me!
She didn't have a collar and she was so thin you could feel her bones.
As soon as she was in my arms, in the warmth of the car, she fell asleep.
My generous aunt luckily had a kitty crate and the necessary supplies to hold us over.
Pippy wasn't supposed to stay with us...but somehow, a few weeks have gone by, and she is still here!
Pippy and Georgia had a strange first few days getting used to each other.
Georgia is still the alpha-animal around here, but Pip likes to remain in the background and toss around her toys, such as her favorite ball of foil.
Pip and Georgia seemed like they were old friends.
So we had a kitty for several weeks. She plumped up a bit and ate hearty meals.
She loved napping on my blanket and staring with hungry eyes at our canary (potential problem).
As the weeks went by, my dad's allergies starting to kick in.
Pip took a few too many swipes at the bird. Even the poor beta fish. She couldn't help it.
After a while, though, my poor dad couldn't take it anymore. We began to look for a more permanent home for the Pipper.
I was very sad, but I knew that it was necessary.
So over the weekend, Pip's newest mama came to pick her up. I could tell that she loved her at first sight!
Pip's new mama is a colleague of my mom, so we'll continue to hear how pip is doing, and she won't be too far. But I doubt we will see each other again. It makes my heart hurt a little.
It's hard to believe that just a few months ago (not even!) i found pip outside scrounging from a dumpster. Now she is healthy, happy, and carefree (like all cats, really, should be) and in a happy new home.
It comforts me to know that!
Ciao, pippy! I'll miss you and your fluffy tail dearly.
But i am happy you're safe and sound! xo