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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Celebration!! Foster Pipsqueak Adopted!!!


I think Foster Pipsqueak aka Pip, must have known he was gonna be needing to get used to “packing his bags” when he decided to nap next to Dad P’s bag with Katie in it.

For those who don’t recall how Pip came to live in my castle, here’s a brief recap of his capture as a feral kitten, never touched by human hands until about 12 weeks old.

Mom L knew right away that Pip had something wrong with his right eye and she hoped that she could manage to administer eye ointment by burrito wrapping him. Well not only did that work out just fine, Pip started to purr up a storm while Mom L was holding him after administering his medication! Hours later he rolled on his side and back to let Mom L pet his tummy and he purred even more. In a day he was climbing onto Mom L’s chest and snuggling with her. He loved giving her nose kisses!

Pip and Katie became best friends and they played like crazy all over the house. They especially liked to share their food with each other.

Pip and Katie would eat out of the same dish, then one would move to the other dish and was soon followed by whoever was left at the first dish. They were so silly.

Pip grew into such a handsome boy in the almost three months he lived in my castle. He had sleek short soft fur at first.

But in the last month with us Pip started to fill out and puff out!! He was spending a lot of time growing toe tufts, ear tufts, a long floofy tail and floofy tummy. Why he even started to grow out his pants on his back hind legs.

One of his favorite wand toys had a furry thingy with little leather straps and he so liked to catch it and try to carry it away with him!!

Mom L promoted Pip all over the San Francisco bay area for at least six weeks and no one inquired about him. Our partners at Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) helped promote Pip through their social media and the few inquiries that showed up were just not right for our sweet boy.

Then the last Saturday in September, a young couple asked to meet Pip at CC4C’s adoption event at Petco. Their emails were so detailed and informative about why they were interested in Pip. They lost their senior cat to cancer a few months ago and their three year old boy cat was lonely for another cat to hang out with. Mom L really liked how the couple talked about the way their cared for their cats and they only  want a kitty to be indoors.

Well, Pip worked his magic when they met him—meaning he didn’t do a thing except allow them to pet his luxurious furs. He never gave any eye contact because at Petco there are too many loud people looking at the kitties. The couple and Mom L agreed that if their resident cat, Barsik, didn’t accept Pip, then he would come back to my castle. 

Don’t they look like cat people!! So nice

Long story short, Barsik really likes Pip! They play together and hang out together just like long lost buddies. And Miss Anastasia was hoping for a kitty that would enjoy having her hold it and cuddle it and Pip is doing all that. Barsik is more of a cat’s cat, he loves his pets but not being cuddled or picked up. So Pip will handle that part for the both of them!! Here are photos of Pip in his forever home.

He clearly loves his new humans already. He gazes in their eyes with trust.

Pip is in the best forever home any kitten could ask for. Mom L and Dad P and Katie all miss him, but I am glad he isn’t here anymore. His liveliness frightened me and made me nervous enough that I stopped eating much out of concern he would sneak up behind me. You see I am close to completely deaf. As soon as Pip was off with his forever humans, I started to eat well again and took up my place in Mom L’s office which had been Pip’s bed time space for too long. 

Isn’t he a handsome boy?



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23 thoughts on “Celebration!! Foster Pipsqueak Adopted!!!

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  3. He is handsome indeed. But I’m glad you got your space back

  4. meowmeowmans on said:

    Woohoo! We’re so happy for Pip and his new forever family!

  5. What an absolutely perfect ending to this story. We wish Pip and his new family the best of luck but luck really isnt a part of it as Pip was a great kitty from the inside where it counts. What a great tail he has. Way to to team!

  6. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Such a happy ending for everyone.x

  7. That is the loveliest ending imaginable!

  8. 15andmeowing on said:

    That is great news.

  9. Susan Mulloy on said:

    Oh, this is wonderful news, LInda & Peter! Pip’s new people sound terrific. Congratulations to you all.

    Susan ________________________________

  10. This the best news!! It looks like Pip hit the jackpot with his new family.

  11. catladymac on said:

    We are so glad that Pip was found by the Purrfect People. It was pretty nice of you to wish him well even though he scared you sometimes, Savvy. well as your Mom & Dad, have a kind heart.

  12. Pip is stunning. He got a great start at your house, S, and I’m sure he appreciates you letting him stay so long, even though it was kind of scary for you. It sounds like he ended up exactly where he belongs. Well done by all of you! Such important work!

    Love and licks,

  13. Oh Savvy we are sorry you were worried about Pip sneaking up on you. We are glad Pip found such an awesome home with plenty of love for him.

  14. If the two like each other from the start, that is all that was needed for him to stay. Even better that Pip got a little belated socialized by Mom L, so that he has become quite the charmer.

  15. katie; we R sorree yur bestie had to leeve for hiz for everz, may bee he will stop bye sum time fora vizit ?? 🙂

    pip we iz BUZZED happee for ewe and HAPPEE GOTCHA DAY TWO EWE !!! we hope yur new purrsonz let ewe due a post heer frum time ta time; sendin all de best oh all typez oh fish two ewe… two day N all wayz….♥♥♥♥♥

  16. What wonderful news. Poor Katie. Maybe you’ll have to play with her.

  17. Such a happy story and we’re all so happy for sweet Pip and his new family!

  18. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    What wonderful new! I know some of you will miss him but the joy of knowing he is safe, loved and happy must temper the sadness of his leaving. Congratulations MomL. You and your family saved sweet Pip.

  19. concats Pip… have the best time in your furever furmily!!!

  20. learnwithdash on said:

    WoooHOOOOIII Adopted!!!!

    Awesome news indeed!

  21. This is such great news! I’m so happy to see Pip has a new home!

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