Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Formally known as Halibut

HI! This is Piper.....formally known as Halibut....aka Hali.

Allow us to explain won't you?

Before Christmas we asked the college girl what she wanted for Christmas. She tentatively replied "a kitten?" HUH! A kitten? We have three dogs and a guinea pig. You have 2 more dogs and 2 cats at your other house. A kitten? Daddy is allergic. A kitten? Yep, that was all. Who will take care of your kitten while you are at school? Three other children happily volunteered......of course. "No.", said the Daddy. Well........three days before Christmas, in a moment born out of complete and utter mental breakdown pure love for his first born, Daddy caved in! Since we were seeing Lizzie at my mother's for Christmas we knew we couldn't actually give her a kitten there, so.....we wrapped up a litter box! Although I told Lizzie I wouldn't publish any pictures of her from that day (due to lack of make-up, etc...) I can't help but show this one.

This is when she realized what she'd just opened and what it meant!

Knowing Lizzie was coming home on Friday, the kids and I made a trip to the shelter to see what we could find. We found Halibut. Not a lovely name, I know. But, there she was, all playful and happy in a little kitty cage with her brother who had already been adopted but not picked up. The children fell in complete love with her and insisted she was the one for Lizzie. I could not bring myself to call her Halibut though, so we shortened it to Hali until Lizzie could get here and give her a proper name. After throwing some things out there, she settled on Piper. She and Piper spent the weekend bonding.

Enjoying an afternoon snooze with Lizzie

Another one with Parker

Some playtime with Isabel

Making herself at home with Noah!

By-the-way...Roxy and Lola are terrified of her! All she has to do is hiss and they scatter!


The Source said...

So...we need a kitten to put Lucy in line?!

It's adorable and I know Lizzie's thrilled!

Heather said...

I always think orange and cream cats have the best personalities. Hope she's around for many years of fun with the kids.
Heather BT

Maeve O'Rieley said...

You said you wouldn't post pic of me without make-up...girrr

Brianna said...

It's not girrr, Liz, that's pitiful. You have to mean it! It's GrrrRRRrrrRRRrrr!!!
Love the kitten, though, I hope she is more fierce than you. LOL I'm just kidding. And LOL does not mean lots of love, though I do love UUUuuuUUU!!!

tricia said...

Cute kitty and Piper is a cute name! My son, Dylan, read the same book Parker is holding in that picture. Your boys remind me a lot of my 6th grader!