"Chip" could be short for:
We're not sure, but Chip is the newest Harlow family member. He's pretty cute and a ball of crazy. Yesterday I found him IN the fireplace behind the screen. He was covered in soot so we bathed him with a warm wet washcloth. He laid there and purred. I think he felt like his Momma was cleaning him. He's 6 months old.
Michael Thomas is on good terms with him, but Maddi has yet to let him get close without growling. She's very territorial it seems.