Sophie Antell of East Atlanta and her cousin, Pilot Bunch of Glenwood Park, pay a visit to Piper's home on the Atlanta BeltLine as grading work requires Atlanta's most famous kitty to move. PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Boggs
ON THE BELTLINE EASTSIDE TRAIL — Seems like possession isn't nine-tenths of the law after all.
Piper, Atlanta's most famous feline, is in search of new digs.
The sleek, black kitty commands a legion of fans worldwide from her drainage pipe-turned-homestead off the Eastside Trail.
But grading work Atlanta developer Perennial Properties has to do necessitates moving Piper from her residence.
It's sparked a feverish search for a new forever home.
Earlier today, she tweeted her desire for a new space: Piper@beltlinepiper: WANTED: rental home near the @atlantabeltline suitable for an all-black cat. Tweet leads to me @beltlinepiper! Thanks! Her litter mates, Ringer and Vincent, often visit her but they have their own homesteads, so they're OK, she tweeted.
For its part, Perennial offered her $10,000 for her home: Perennial1988@Perennial1988: @beltlinepiper Hi Piper, engineer can re-use pipe for storm drainage, so we are able to make you a sweet offer of $10,000 for your home!
Piper, of course, wants a $1 million.
Perennial said that wasn't possible but to sweeten the deal and possibly seal it, the company said it would be willing to throw in some gourmet cat food and brunch at Parrish in Inman Park.
The saga continues.
We'll let you know where Piper ends up, but in the meantime, you can read our paw-to-paw chat between Lulu, East Atlanta's four-legged dog (and dogged) reporter and Piper from a few weeks ago at this link.