You’re in the library, squinting at the computer going over last weeks readings then something brushes your leg. No you’re not hallucinating, that is indeed a cat and her name is Pipi.
Spend any amount of time at Massey and you will undoubtedly come across the wandering feline who until now little was known about.
Pip is by nature an explorer or nomad if you will. She was picked up by the SPCA is 2006 as a pregnant teenager and subsequently became a teenage abortee. A now former mawsa employer David took Pipi home to a flat in Highbury Road where she remained for a number of months before going missing.
Her concerned owner plastered posters until a call came a week later from a Scotsman with a strong accent. He was standing at a telephone pole on which a poster of Pipi was attached, with the real Pipi standing below it. Over the following years this behaviour would become typical of Pipi.
At one point Pipi went missing for eight months and it wasn’t until David was literally moving his last box out of his Highbury Road flat that she strolled on home. Now-days David lives in a house not so far from Massey hence her semi-regular presence on campus.
Staff and students alike have become accustom to her wanderings and some would argue she has become a mascot of sorts on campus. David says that her new found popularity isn’t a surprise to him but urges people not to feed her, as cat logic states that if you feed her and pet her while she’s away from home, she has no real reason to go home.
If by any chance you see her further abroad (Newtown or Aro valley etc.) please text David (021 758 005) so he can come and pick her up. If you can, keep her in your flat for a few hours until he can come and get her.
But please don’t feed her or give her milk!