Our ‘Almost’ Office Pet

Our ‘Almost’ Office Pet

Pippin the climber.

Pippin the climber. Photo contributed

An adorable gray and white cat showed up at my doorstep recently. My husband and I brought him inside. He gobbled down two big bowls of cat food and made himself at home.

We fell in love, bought him a collar and named him Pippin. Unfortunately our other two cats, Sam and Frodo, were not amused (an understatement).

For Pippin’s safety, I brought him to my office at the Fairfax County Government Center. For a day, he enjoyed exploring the office furniture (he is definitely a climber) and bonded with my staff. We wanted to keep Pippin at the office, but figured he would get lonely on the weekends and might surprise our custodial staff. Plus my Chief of Staff is allergic.

Pippin is now in the capable hands of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, where I know he will soon meet the perfect family. If you are interested in adopting this sweet, playful and affectionate kitty who spent a day in the Chairman’s Office, he is currently at 4500 West Ox Road, but hopefully not for long!