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Pippi the street punk   

Posted by haresfur - Oct 14, 2013 - 4:38pm
So we used to have this tortoiseshell cat named Pipistrelle.  Pippi was a rescue who had developed a life-long taste for pizza crusts from her homeless time.  She had ragged frozen-off ear tips (knew it was from frost not fights because the tips fell off on the floor shortly after we got her). She was a friendly cat, not in your face lovey but was usually happy to be petted or held and if I was really stressed she would lay out on my chest.  But she had some traits I, rightly or wrongly, associate with torties.

If you did something that threatened her, Pippi would suddenly go into street-punk mode like turning on a light switch.  Hissing, claws, the whole bit, or whole bite if you prefer.  Sometimes she would win or if it was important enough, like a thermometer up the butt at the vet, we would win.  But importantly, as a survivor street punk,  at the end of the incident, it was over and life went on.

She taught me it is important to understand others baggage, as best you can, and to deal with it, as best you can. And she taught me that some of my baggage is not being able to let things go.  But at least with her, I learned that once the claws were retracted, life goes on.
11 comments on this journal entry.
What Day Is This?
helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Oct 20, 2013 - 8:22am

I get around
haresfur Avatar

Location: The Golden Triangle

Posted: Oct 17, 2013 - 1:07am

{#Lol} {#Arrowd} {#Arrowd}

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)

Posted: Oct 16, 2013 - 10:41am

{#Lol}  {#Arrowd}
i need a bogle for my glotch.
lily34 Avatar

Location: GTFO

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 1:19pm

She knew it was time to exceed herself.
MsJudi Avatar

Location: Houston, TX

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 8:20am


kurtster Avatar

Location: drifting

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 6:47am

Indeed !

You say tomato, I say "Hi Charlie!"
JrzyTmata Avatar

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 6:13am

Wise meows from Pippi!
We're all riders on this train
ScottN Avatar

Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary

Posted: Oct 15, 2013 - 2:36am

My cat, "Housecat", or Housie for short, is a similar cold-weather rescue.  Watch out world.  18 lbs of "I'll bite your head off if you cross me".
But so sweet to those he trusts. He taught me a lot too, on reflection.
Shine On.
Coaxial Avatar

Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles east of Paradise

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 - 8:18pm


miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 - 7:15pm

I eat pints
ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 - 5:24pm