Likes: Attention, rubber bands, being first to use the litter box after it's been cleaned out
Pet-Peeves: Being ignored, Lucky trying to play with her, Daisy the dog
Favorite Toy: any living bug, rodent, frog, lizard
Favorite Nap Spot: Kitty bed on the dining room chair, foot of the bed
Favorite Food: anything she can swallow, rubber bands
Skills: going for rides on someone's shoulder while digging her claws into their back
Arrival Story: My friend convinced me I needed a cat and I found her at the Human Society. I picked her up and she wrapped herself around my arm and proceeded to lick me and purred as loud as she could. She stole my heart. When I got her home, she bounced around all over the place, so I named her Tigger.
Bio: Owning a cat was a new experience for me. I was so naive! Tigger tested my patience that first 6 months of coming home! With no other animals in the house at the time, she found ways of entertaining herself at the expense of my furniture, carpet and door jams. I couldn't wait for her to turn 6 months old. If she was going to have any future in my house, I HAD to have her front paws declawed out of necessity. I think that experience was harder on me than it was on her. I don't even think she realizes that they're gone. She still scratches the posts and attacks me as if she still has them. Of course she claws me with those back ones every chance she gets. I'm guessing PAYBACKS!
Birthday = March 15.
Hard to believe it's been a year already. Time passes so fast these days. I woke up this morning a few minutes after midnight and I thought to myself that in 2 hours, it will be exactly one year since you died. I fell back asleep and woke up at 2:06...2 minutes after your 1 year passing. I remember your passing like it was yesterday and I miss you so much. I had almost 10 years with you but it doesn't seem like it was that long and our time together went by so fast. I still can't believe you're gone. I think about you often but today I found myself thinking of you more often. You were my first kitty and will always hold a special place in my heart and in my memories. I learned so much from you. You were the one to open my mind, my heart and my home to so many wonderful kitties over the years. You will always be my first! I love you Tigger and hope to see you again some day! I miss you my Tigger baby!
You would have turned 11 today. I miss you and hope to see you when it's my turn to cross the bridge. Daisy turned 10 today and Silvie unexpectedly crossed the bridge today so she can celebrate your birthday with you. Today is a mixed feeling kind of day but the sad feelings are the dominant ones today. Hopefully you and the others will take Silvie under your wings and keep her safe. In a few weeks it will be your first bridge anniversary. Hard to believe you've been gone almost a year and it's so hard to swallow the fact that life changes so fast and with no warning both in your death as well as Silvie's. Rest in peace my sweet girls. I'll see you both again some day. Love you both with all of my heart!!!
Tigger made her journey across the bridge a little after 2am this morning. It was a shock to say the least. She was fine last night. I've been up since midnight because I couldn't sleep. So, I went out to the kitchen and wiped the counters down, filled food and water bowls, etc. Then around 2:10 am, I came back to the bedroom and went to turn the light on. Tripped over a cat on the floor before finding the light...that kitty was Tigger. She was laid out on the floor. I picked her up, looked at her face and I knew she was gone by her eyes. Then she peed on my arm. So, I missed her last breath by less than a minute. She just had her 10th birthday on March 15th. I never expected her to die so soon...and without me holding her! She died alone. She was my first cat of my adult life and I've had her since she was 8 weeks old. My life won't be the same without her!
Everything was normal last night. She loved the shower stall and would sit in front of the door and meow at me to open the door so she could go inside. Last night was no different. When it came time for my shower, she just sat in there, so I turned the water on. She slowly mossied her way out and then sat in front of the door when I got in. I opened the door just after getting in, and Tigger walked back in, getting wet but she didn't care. I took her collar off and hung it on the shower curtain rod...where it still hangs. Then after my shower, she sat in the shower stall while I dried off. Then when I went to bed, Tigger was under the covers trying to stay warm. She was still wet, so I made sure she slept up against me to stay warm while she dried. When I woke up, she wasn't on the bed anymore. Not sure where she was. So last night while she was under the covers, that was the last time I saw Tigger alive. I just can't believe she's gone.
Tigger knows she was loved and I know she loved me. She was my first kitty and I still remember the day I found her at Petsmart. When I picked her up, she laid in my arm and just purred and purred. That's how she lived her life...usually right next to me, purring and purring and purring. I'd kiss her on her forehead and she'd would lick my forehead right between my eyes...that was her way of showing affection to me. I'm going to miss her so much!
God Speed my sweet Tigger! May you rest in peace. I hope you'll be waiting for me at the bridge and we'll be together again when it's my turn to cross that bridge. I love you, Tigger Tigger...always and forever my little girl!