Tigger's a wonderful thing!!

by Angela-Michelle Hatheway
(Ontario, Canada)

See, I told you I still fit on here!

See, I told you I still fit on here!

I read an ad one day that said "free to good home, he's the runt".

When I went to look at him, his brothers and sisters were still there, but they had tags on them already and had been sold to buyers who wanted pure breed perfection.

I knelt down and looked at him, I actually asked if he wanted to come home with me, and that if he did all he had to do was wander over to me.

He did not wander, he bounced and next thing I know I had this little tiny 3 inch high ball of fur with bright blue eyes in my hand, sitting like he had always belonged there.

The first week was rough, I almost lost him because the people that gave him away lied about how old he really was, and because of it he wasn't eating or drinking on his own. First vet trip was funny.

Tigger didn't like being away from me, especially away from my chest where he could hear my heartbeat, so for a couple of weeks I ended up wearing overalls where he slept in the bib pocket, and pretty much remained there until he got curious and strong enough to sneak out.

I could not have ever asked or looked to find a better cat. Tigger does not get vocal all that often, he does not scratch furniture, or beg or eat things he shouldn't. He doesn't sleep in the laundry and he is also a 100% protective and happy-go-lucky.

In February 2010 he turned 13 and is still as much a kitten today than when I first got him ( not in size mind you, he's huge now ). Playful, adoring, sweet and bouncy. I couldn't imagine my life without him even though I know someday he won't be there physically, I'll have him with me always.

~the wonderful things about Tigger's, is Tigger's a wonderful thing...~

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Aug 21, 2010
sorry to hear
by: Anonymous

So sorry to hear Tigger has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, but he will be there waiting for you and playing with all his angel friends. I know how hard it is for you to get another kitten but just remember they never replace the one you lost...just add to the joy in your life. I presently have three siamese and two maine coons. When i lost my 10 year old german shepherd I swore I would never get another one; six weeks later I got jack; an 18 month old GSD. He never replaced my girl and but he has added alot to my life. Please don't let the loss of Tigger keep you from enjoying the love of another kitty. He is always with you in spirit and would love to see another kitten in your life.

Aug 10, 2010
RIP - June 29, 2010
by: Anonymous

I am sad to state that my beloved Tigger has left me. June 29, 2010 he passed away into that wonderful kitty heaven to run wild and free, make mischief and hopefully friends.
It is a very hard thing to get used to, not having him here with me, 13 yrs is a long time to see that sweet little face everyday without fail. The apartment is empty without him and I find being on my own harder now, but I also know I'm not ready for another kitten, and I don't know if I ever will be.

My Beloved Tigger: There will never be another like you, my sweet, one of a kind soul-friend. It was love at first sight. You will be in my heart always, I will never forget you... I hope you are at peace now.

Jun 20, 2010
Tigger has a Great Story!
by: Maine Coon Cat Nation

Hi Angel!

What a wonderful story, and you tell it so well! I love the image of Tigger snuggling in your overalls as a tiny kitten.

Your story really showcases his Maine Coon personality. He sounds more like a person than a cat.

Thank you for sharing Tigger with us!


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