Tiger - in loving memory


Domestic Long Hair/Maine Coon
Picture of Tiger - in loving memory, a male Domestic Long Hair/Maine Coon

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Home:Sunnyvale, VA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 15 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Tigey, Tigey-boo, Fuzzyballoo, Fuzzybuzz, Furryburr

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Coloration:
Tabby

Likes:
Kentucky Fried Chicken, cheese, chicken pot pie, being brushed

Pet-Peeves:
dry kibble, vet visits, dogs

Favorite Toy:
a cardboard box, a shopping bag with a rough handle to lick, a regular paper bag

Favorite Nap Spot:
the papasan chair

Favorite Food:
human food (see things he likes most)

Skills:
he paws at the edge of the bedcovers by my shoulder when he wants to come under and snuggle between my arm and my side

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
I was planning to get a kitten, and a co-worker heard and convinced me to meet his cat Tiger, who he had to give away because his wife and baby were incompatible with the cat. Joe brought Tiger over one night and he got spooked at first and hid in the tiniest spot available under the desk. Joe reached right in and dragged him out (we were amazed - didn't know he was declawed!). He was such a beautiful ball of fluff, I had to give him a home - even though he was about 6 or 7 and I had planned on a kitten.

Bio:
Tigey was shy the first night at his new home and hid under the bathroom sink. I left the cabinet open and went to bed, and once it was dark and quiet, he checked the space out -- climing on the bed and headboard and dresser in the process. Within a day or two, he was sleeping on the bed with me, but real trust (and belly rubs) took longer. He also totally rejected the food Joe left for him. Since he was my first cat, I let him bend me to his will and I ended up giving him canned food twice a day - what a spoiled kid he was!!! Tigey developed an eye condition that required pills and eyedrops for the rest of his life. Worse, he developed intestinal problems that required one surgery, and then lots of pills and hospitalizations for years afterwards. He was an expensive baby, but totally loving to me the whole time. The poor vets never saw it though - he was a growling, biting little monster at their place! He left a hole in my heart when he died, and I still miss him, but I couldn't last even a full month without kitty companionship after he passed. I adopted Baxter and Darjeeling about 3 weeks later. And I told them stories about Tiger!

Forums Motto:
lick, lick, lick...

parting prayer:

Saying Goodbye to a Dying Pet

In the name of God the Father,
who created you and all the animals,
who spoke of you in parables and stories,
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
in whom every creature lives, moves, and has their being,
go now in peace, dear friend.

May you find rest near refreshing waters,
may you lie in cool, green pastures,
and may you warm yourself under the sun that never sets.

You have been my constant companion,
my shadow and confidante,
my comfort and playmate.
You filled my days with life and brought me endless joy.
For this I give thanks to God who gave you to me.

Now return to your Maker who eagerly waits for you
as you waited for me at the end of each day.

In the Father's arms, let there be no more pain.
Let there be no more suffering.
Let there be only light as it was on the day God created you.

For our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, now and forever. Amen.



I've Been On Catster Since:
May 4th 2007 More than 7 years!

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Catster Id:
534705


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