PSSST! Hey …

Hey, buddy. Yeah you. C’mere. Wanna buy a book? My name’s Pippin; purveyor of never-read books. Previous owner only used for impressing company.

I am also an honest used twist-tie dealer and lint ball merchant, and an “adorable ball of spaz”.

Come back! I’ll throw in a twist-tie for free!

“My name is Katrina, and I am a long-time fan of cuteoverload. My boyfriend, Alex, and I adopted an adorable ball of spaz named Pippin a few months ago from the Washington Animal Rescue League. He just had his 1st birthday a couple weeks ago and already has had an eventful life, including illness, broken bones, multiple homes, and 2 name changes. At 6 months old, while being hospitalized for a moderate URI, Pippin (then Champ) fell out of his cage and broke his left hind leg. His owner couldn’t or wouldn’t give the extra care he needed, so the little guy stayed at the hospital until the good people at the Washington Animal Rescue League took him in. Alex saw his picture on their website a Christmas, and we just knew, you know? We didn’t learn about Pippin’s (then Zap) medical history until we filled out an application to adopt him, but he’s so active you would never be able to tell his leg was ever broken! We chose the name Pippin after the character from Lord of the Rings, which is quite fitting- he gets into EVERYTHING. Including the bookcase. Especially the bookcase. Alex takes awesome photos and has managed to get a few shots of Pippin (in between energetic running spurts of kitten-crazy).” Check them out on Alex’s flickr.



  1. Coffee Cup says:

    I’ve decided that Pippin looks like Jon Favreau.

  2. loribelle says:

    Adorable little fool of a Took!

  3. Clairedelune says:

    AWWWWWW, Love that little face in the last pic — looks like he’s saying “Love me, love me!”

  4. “Adorable ball of spaz” – WIN

  5. I’m intrigued by that little white splotch on his nose amongst all the tabby stripes.

  6. WendyLady says:

    Awww, kitteh wuv.

  7. Saffron says:

    What a wonderful resqte story! Good taste in books too 🙂

  8. I know! But I mean look; that face has got “spaz” written all over eet! I love spazzy cats!

  9. orcgirl says:

    That’s just the “high on ‘nip” look.

  10. jlamusings says:

    Aw, yay for Katrina & Alex for taking in this sweetie! Forewarning: I’ve had several brown tabby variations. All are adorable balls of spaz, even when they grew up into BIG adorable balls of spaz. Gotta love naughty cute kitties. 🙂

  11. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    Paging Fird Birfle! Kittehs and books!

  12. Catwhisperer says:

    YES!!! I want to kiss it.

  13. Got milk?

  14. Mikeyfur says:

    “We just knew, you know”……….oh yes, I know.

  15. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Pippin is very lucky you showed up to find him.

  16. Yes!! Take home beautiful tabby kitteh, get little white nose splotch bonus!

  17. The human involved here has EXCELLENT taste in books. That is all. 😉

  18. SlaveToCat says:

    Why are all the bad boys so devastatingly handsome. grabby grabby grabby.

  19. Merissa says:

    I’ll buy all your books and all your twist ties as long as you throw yourself in with the deal, pumpkin muffin.

  20. kibblenibble says:

    ResQte! I’m so glad. What a cutie. 🙂

  21. He is adorable and his nose is adorable.

  22. I bet he takes wackadoodle to a new level. What a sweetie!

  23. Alice Shortcake says:

    Well, if you’re going to break a leg I suppose the best place to do it is in a hospital…

  24. katrinab73 says:

    or the high on blow look – he even still has some around his nose haha

  25. Love the story, love the pictures, love the spazzy kitty!

  26. What a great story, and I love the “paint” sploch on the nose. Good luck you guys and make sure Pippin knows all about 2nd breakfasts! (love LOTR!!)

  27. Yes! That’s a very creative marking. It’s like he had a blaze that got bent over.

  28. murkle46 says:

    Where’s Fird?Havent seen in comments for a few days.

  29. Carol B says:

    Washington Animal Rescue League is awesome! I adopted my cat Pixie from there and I donate on a regular basis, mostly just to keep myself from trying to adopt all of them. >”<

  30. AWW 😀 I am so glad to hear that you, Katrina, and your boyfriend, Alex, were able to give dear sweet little Pippin a loving forever home 😀