Replacements, Ltd. Web Developer Alex Palma and his wife made the decision to get a kitten after taking care of a friend's cat for a week. “We decided to begin our search at the Guilford Animal Control because many of their animals are euthanized if they are not adopted,” Alex said. “My wife picked out an orange tabby cat who was sleeping in a litter box shared with five other cats.” After Alex’s wife brought the kitten home, they decided to name him “Kip.”
Kip enjoys playing hide and seek in soda fridge-pack boxes, tearing up the couch, and chewing on electrical cords (until Alex or his wife intervenes!). Alex said, “He carries around his purple teddy bear, Barney, everywhere, and will fight you if you try to take it away.” Since Kip is a kitten (with energy to spare), he doesn't appreciate others sleeping in, and demonstrates this by doing everything he can to wake Alex up every morning, “Including sneezing on my face!” Alex said.
Kip is very loving and wants to be around people all the time. “Once, my wife and I were in our pool and Kip was lonely,” Alex said. “He hopped in the pool with us, but discovered this was a bad idea when he found himself soaking wet and needing help out of the water!” According to Alex, Kip hasn't entered the pool since.
“I think the Replacements, Ltd. pet-friendly policy is great,” Alex said, “Kip would love to come into work, if only he could behave without supervision!” Even though Alex doesn't bring Kip to work with him, he enjoys being able to walk the
of his co-worker, Gayle Fible. When asked how he feels about working at Replacements, Ltd, Alex said, “I have been working here since 2008, and have loved every minute of it!”