July 06, 2009

z is for...


Zip.

Zip the Beanie Baby cat.
My Laura loves all things kitty. In the height of the Beanie Baby craze, she had them all... Zip, Nip, Flip, Chip... and several other kitties that did not come with that tell-tale tag, including Marie, from the Aristocats. She carted them everywhere. The playground, Charlotte's house... pre-school. Of course, if she wasn't carrying a cat, she was pretending to be one.
My Mom wondered if she would ever outgrow it... I was sure she would. But maybe not. Once in a while, even now, I'll peek into her room and see her deeply engrossed in a book... and wearing a set of kitty ears. But those Beanie Baby cats... oh, they know what it is to be loved. Meow!

We've made it through the alphabet... see what Jen has to say about A to Z Mondays over at Unglazed!

9 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute. Love those beanie babies, they are the perfect pets!!!
I seem to recall some meowing the last time I saw Laura.... :)
Happy Monday!

Grandma J said...

I love Beanie Babies. Zip is so cute, and you can never ever outgrow those cute little pets.

Mildred said...

So very sweet! I love cats too.

Shelley said...

I'm a big cat lover so I understand! Zip is cute!!

Margaret said...

I have bins of Beanie Babies in my basement! My kids are grown up now, but I still hold out to that myth that they'll be worth a fortune some day. If not, my future grandkids will have fun with the zoo.

Cassie said...

Sweet memories. Didn't have a Zip the cat, but we had several others! X-C

Ben said...

How well I remember the Beanie Baby craze! Our daughter had a few back in the day (ok, probably more than a few...) Nice remembrance!

Kat said...

Awwwwww, sweeeeet :)

Jen said...

Happy belated Monday Dawn.

Zip is cute. We did the Beanie Babys----now all tucked away in Zip lock Baggies. ;)