This week our Kitty star is Tiger, whose person is Rainah. Rainah's mom
wrote the following:
" Her " cat's name is Tiger - sometimes called Tigger - Tig - Tigeret or
TigerRudy. He will come when called. Tiger sits at each door to greet
everyone first thing in the morning. When Rainah goes to the bathroom to
get ready for school he goes with her, and same to her bedroom. He is a true cat
- one minute all he wants is loving -- the next, Please leave me alone.
Rainah has had Tiger for almost 9 years. (He was our Halloween
present - they celebrate their birthdays together.) Tiger wandered into the
archery range north of Phoenix. A couple out there said they couldn't keep him
and would Rainah like to have him. Rainah and Dad drove back into Phoenix
just to ask me if it was OK. Within a very short time the three of them
came home. We had a small cat bed - Tiger loved it and made himself right at
Tiger was soooooooo thin and had about 6 bald spots on him, which he
still has. We took him to the vet, and he said Tiger was about 1 1/2 years old.
So that makes him about 10 1/2 years now. How time flies. The vet said
Tiger got caught up in some barbwire, and a couple of spots were bites from a
rattle snake. You see -- where the archery range is, it's desert. Pretty
amazing he lived!
This is too small!
Of course he went thought about 4 different sizes of beds. And lounge chairs. He is a
little spoiled. Long ago in the summer I started putting ice cubes in his
water. Well, now he wants ice all the time, and of course he gets it. Tiger will
sit by his bowl staring at it until someone puts ice in it. Can't blame
him as it is hot out here.
Tiger is fed Meow Mix - won't eat anything else. He loves licking the
tuna can clean. Yes, at Easter he gets a small piece of ham; Thanksgiving
and Christmas he gets a piece of turkey. For the tuna can, you hold it up
over his head and he will sit and say meow - then he gets it.
As for toys, he is just a lazy boy - he has had his fair share of balls,
play mice, and things with rattles in them, but give him a paper bag or a
box and he will get in it and go to sleep. Like I said just lazy.
Still, Tiger can be very playful. He likes to box with me. Tiger will wait
for Dad to get out of his office chair, and up he goes -- and of course he goes to
sleep. Tiger really doesn't like being disturbed either. He'll make funny sounds.
Please leave me alone now
Tiger is a house cat, but when camping or even in the back yard he is
allowed to go out. Tiger has a baby lounge where he loves to cat nap. No he never
goes away. He loves camping but it is not in a tent. Yes, he
still demands his ice water. When we're camping and we need to leave, Tiger will
watch us all drive off and then find a place to curl up in. He goes to the
back and will pick one of the kid's beds. Sometimes I think he likes the
boy's bed for the thick quilt on it. But when we get home he is sitting at the
door to greet us. You can tell where he has been for the warmth. He thinks
he is sly.
Relaxing in the trailer
As for activities, Tiger loves to sleep during the day but he never
misses a meal. At night he charges through the house unless caught and then he
sleeps. Lazy boy! We do take him just about every 6 weeks to get a
hair cut. Why you ask? He is cooler and doesn't mind it. And there is less fur in the
house or trailer.
I just had my hair cut
Well, I guess I got carried away thinking about Tiger. But he has
always been a good old boy. It must have been meant for us to have him and
for him to have a good home. Where ever he came from, someone lost a great pet.