Tiger (In loving memory of)

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Picture of Tiger (In loving memory of), a male American Shorthair

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"Posing for mommy"

Home:Las Vegas, a  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 18 lbs.

Time for a nap.

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"Time for a nap."

Me and my true love Miss Kitty at the bridge

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"Me and my true love Miss Kitty at the bridge"

My favorite laundry basket!

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"My favorite laundry basket!"

Me and my true love Miss Kitty

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"Me and my true love Miss Kitty"

My favorite spot by the window!

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"My favorite spot by the window!"

Hi mommy!

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"Hi mommy!"

Me, my sidekick Davy and my sister Lily

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"Me, my sidekick Davy and my sister Lily"

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Boo, Boo Boo, Booey, Tigey, Bumba, Budda

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

April 15th 1995


Tiger loved playing, snuggling, but most of all EATING!!

Tiger was never big on strangers, at all.

Favorite Toy:
He loved little sock bootie toys and catnip carrot shaped toys.

Favorite Nap Spot:
He loved sitting in a cat bed by the window to stare outside and sunbathe.

Favorite Food:
Basically anything, especially human food and chicken. And American Cheese (he had cheese radar if I opened a slice).

He loved talking and was a pro at arranging cat toy offerings for mommy and daddy.


Arrival Story:
Tiger was my first cat ever. I had just started to date my then boyfriend (now husband) and had met his female roommate - his kitty, Miss Kitty to be exact. She was quite the primadonna (as an only kitty) and wasn't too keen on me at first - little did she or I know that we would be bonded for years to come. Well, I was living in my college dorm and a cat had recently had a litter of adorable little kittens. A friend and I gathered them up to give away in a laundry basket. In all, there were 5 girls and one boy. That boy was an extremely shy calico (so rare!) sitting in the corner of the basket hissing at basically everyone and shaking. Later in the day, we took the kittens to my friend's little brother's soccer game to give some away and wouldn't you know it, the little calico came right over to me and curled up in my lap. I didn't move for over an hour, he was so cute! I lived in the dorms, so I knew I couldn't keep him and resigned myself to the fact that I would probably have to give him away. That evening, I took the remaining 2 kittens (Tiger and his sister) and babysat them in my dorm. His sister was adopted, but it seemed that by that point, Tiger (his new name) had chosen me and I just had to keep him. So I begged my new boyfriend to take him in. He finally agreed (reluctantly) and his first night with Miss Kitty wasn't all that good (he wanted her to mother him so she swatted him across the room - wasn't she nice LOL). Things didn't look good, but before long, Miss Kitty began to tolerate him. Tiger was doing very well and went from the runt of the litter to my mega big boy topping off eventually at around 18 lbs! And wouldn't you know it, he and my future husband bonded like crazy AND he eventually was big enough to boss Miss Kitty around (but by that point, she didn't mind). We loved him so much, we went back a year later and found a little sister for him (from another litter of his feral mom) - Lily. He even accepted another boy when we added Davy to our family (Davy became his little sidekick and Tiger apparently taught him how to be a good cat pack leader, which he is now). He also taught Emerald Star the art of being a primadonna, which he learned from Miss Kitty and passed on to her. Tiger was a giant marshmallow with us, but with strangers, not so much (he was all hiss and no bite though). Unfortunately, last year, we lost our little prince to a 2 year battle with vaccine induced fibrosarcoma (cancer). After numerous operations, his quality of life quickly declined, and we had to put him to sleep. We are so careful now about any vaccinations we give our kitties as they are indoor only and we do not want to go through that pain again. Tiger was a truly wonderful boy who touched our lives and will be greatly missed.

Tiger was a male calico, which is really rare, and he was as handsome as can be! 1995-2006, we miss you!

Forums Motto:
It's always a good time to eat.

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My gift to mommy

My gift to mommy

March 2nd 2008 7:20 pm
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Well, this is my first diary entry. Mommy had to write about my little gift to her that she recently received. You see, mommy just ordered a new cell phone after a few years of her old one. So, when she was checking over what was saved on her old phone, she was surprised to find 2 pictures of me that she had apparently saved from when the old phone first came! She was crying she was so happy and she has put the two pictures on my page as they were actually pretty good pictures. So, she thinks this was my way of saying "hi mommy, I'm okay up here at the Bridge".

Purrs to all,

Tiger (the big angel boy)

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