what’s in a name?

According to the Hershey’s Chocolate Bar commercial, this is a “pip”:

But every time I see that commercial, all I can think is, That’s not a pip! This is a Pip:

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My new little Pippa really is a pip, too! :smiley33

Being young & new to indoor living, she’s curious about everything.  There’s nowhere she won’t go & nothing she won’t investigate.  She’s been in the dryer, in the washer, in the attic…  It’s a miracle she hasn’t gotten lost or stuck yet. :smiley7

She also follows me like a shadow.  I’ve started shuffling around the house instead of walking, because if I ever lift my foot to take a step, it’s almost guaranteed I’ll put it down on her poor little tail. :smiley16  And if I’m standing somewhere doing something, she is inevitably sitting right beside or behind me the minute I move.  All without making a peep.  I swear, she’s the quietest cat I’ve ever met!

And she eats like a kitteh three times her size! :smiley26  In addition to her own food, any time she sees or smells something I’m eating that catches her interest, she devours it.  I’m pretty sure she ate more turkey at Christmas than I did…more pork for New Year’s than I did.  And any time I get out something special (chicken, roast beef, canned food) for all of The Kittehs, she inevitably eats three bowls full while the others only eat one.  Yeeps!  I’d probably be worried, except that she’s been to the veterinarian & cleared medically; the doctor said she just has a healthy thyroid, which I guess I should be grateful for. :smiley28

So if you’re ever eating a Hershey bar, don’t think of those little squares of chocolate as pips…think of the newest addition to the Betts Brood, who’s keeping me on my toes 24/7! :smiley22


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  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    That is hilarious and I know exactly how you feel. My now 9 month old puppy does all of those things to me and Ken. His previous owners kept him in his dog pen, much like a baby gate..all the time. I mean 24/7 for the first 8 months of his life. He had never even been outside until we got him from them. He’s curious about everything and follows us around whenever we get up. He also wants to be next to or on us all the time. I think the poor baby was starved for attention and he’s making up for it now.

    • Heidi says:

      Exactly! And you have to let them play & explore & try everything. She’s just always… what’s that? what’s that? what are you doing? can I have some of that? :smiley4

      Have I mentioned before that your pup’s previous owners should be shot? Or at least caged like they did to him. :smiley31

  2. Dee says:

    Yeah, the cats were like that too. I remember Margie (aka Bitty) clawed a hole in the side of the sofa and she crawled in and we could hear her meowing but could not see her. I full named her and she crawled out of the hole and looked up like “You rang, Mommy?”

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, my gosh, I was just about to say that Pippa’s new thing is to climb under my recliner when I’m sitting in it (footrest up) & scratch-scratch-scratch-scratch for about 10mins. I can both hear & feel her doing it. And when I get up, there are tufts of stuffing on the floor. :smiley2

      Thankfully, it’s an older recliner, not in great shape anyway; I figure by the time she ruins in, I will have worn it out, so we’ll just get a new one for her to shred. :smiley19

  3. Brooke C says:

    I never knew that those were called pips, but I have to say that I like your Pip better. She’s such a cutie pie! :smiley4

    • Heidi says:

      I didn’t, either, until I stared seeing the commercials. They make me hungry & annoyed at the same time. LOL :smiley28

      And thank you, thank you very much—she *is* a cutie pie! Unfortunately, I think she knows it. :smiley24

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