I thought I’d spice it up a bit this week and introduce a feline to our doggo dominated mix. Meet Piper. She is a three year old sassy rescue cat from Bayonne, NJ. Piper was rescued by none other than our own Cush.
An engineer by trade, Cush found Piper in the summer of 2016 after a long and draining assignment working on pipelines in New Jersey. Not just anywhere, but the sleepy town….just kidding. Bayonne, NJ is pretty much an industrial wasteland.
Piper was just a scroungy tiny little stray who would roam around the job site and beg for treats from all of the construction workers every morning during their break. She was super friendly and always wanting attention and would rub up against your leg begging to be pet.
Cush couldn’t stand to see such a sweet kitty go by the wayside so against the rules (by reading this, you agree to keep it secret), he decided that it was high time Piper stopped living the life of table scraps and contaminated water and started living the good life in the Cush Castle. I’m told she was a wonderful car companion on the seven hour gauntlet back to Cush’s home state of Maine.
Piper has since become quite the sassy cat. She is still super lovey and will snuggle the hell out of you, but she also has no problem in telling you when she’s had enough! You can take the cat of Jersey but can’t take the Jersey out of the cat.
These days, Piper enjoys watching squirrel friends frolic in the backyard, string toys, playing fetch (or at least the part where you throw something and she brings it halfway back to you before dropping it), kitty treats, and sleeping-in way later than her humans. It took a little bit for her to be acclimated with Cush’s other cat, Pumpkin (to be featured in another issue of this column,) but they mostly tolerate each other now. Cush has a known soft spots for strays and thankfully for Piper (and the readers), she has a great home to live out her lazy cat days.
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