Pip came to us in 2004 or 2005. We were looking for a companion for Mister, our first rescue. Our vet put us in touch with a rescue service and a foster family with an injured kitten. She was about 4 months old and had been rescued from a rabbit snare. Her back leg was quite mangled and there were ongoing concerns about amputation from infection. She stormed through that and made herself at home. She has the personality you'd associate with a survivor. She is fearful of most people but she is a kitten with Bill and me. Oh and why Pip? Her long stockings of course.