Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Introducing Tiggr: Cat Extraordinaire

Nine year old girl holding a very large gray tabby cat in her armsTiggr, my newest foster cat, is not just another cat.  He's remarkable for two reasons.  First, Tiggr is extremely adaptable.  That says adaptable, not adoptable.  Tiggr is seven years old, so he might be stuck with me for awhile.  That's why it is so good that he is adaptable.  Most cats would make their displeasure known if they were taken from their home and brought to a strange house where they were expected to get along with strange dogs and strange people.  Not Tiggr - within 24 hours he was already sleeping in my bed, following me around, and making himself right at home.  He even let my niece carry him around without complaining.

Tiggr lying in a chair looking calm and well behavedAnd second, Tiggr is... well... there's no other way to say this. He's perfect. He never does anything wrong. I don't know what to do with such a perfect cat. I'm used to cats that meow loudly and demand things. Cats that try to escape out the door every chance they get. Cats that scratch up furniture and jump on countertops. It's been so long since I've had a perfect foster cat that I forgot what it was like. But don't worry - Merlin will be moving back in next week (I had to wait until my nieces and nephews could have his going away party) and once he's back, I'm sure Merlin will be glad to teach Tiggr all sorts of ways to misbehave. Tiggr will be acting like a normal cat in no time. So for now, I'll just have to deal with his impeccable manners, calm demeanor, and undemanding attitude.

13 comments:

JackDaddy said...

Nope, I foresee that Tiggr is going to be a good influence on Merlin. Just wait and see.


But then again, I bought my house as the peak of the housing market, so I don't have the best track record and foreseeing things :)

poodleandpitbull said...

You can't write posts like that. Cus he looks a lot like my fatty and I've been contemplating another cat. And a perfect cat's hard to beat. Not that I'd be able to get him to me. But don't get me started! He looks wonderful!!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

If we didn't already have two not so perfect kitties Blog Mom would be trying to adopt Tiggr. She's going all ga ga over him right now. Anyway, no one should be put off by a cat being seven years old. Cats can live an awful long time and a seven year old cat is in the prime of life.

Kari in WeHo said...

awww enjoy it while it lasts!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

kissa-bull said...

so he doesnt even toot in public???

pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Cupcake said...

How I love big brown tabby cats!! I have one named Shepherd and he is pretty perfect too. Maybe it's the stripes.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Aww, Tigger is just gorgeous! Of course, it doesn't hurt that he looks a lot like Tanner! I hope he finds a wonderful home very soon!

loveandaleash said...

sounds like you struck gold! you deserve a perfect foster animal after all of the ruckus you put up with normally :)

JulieB said...

Tiggr is so handsome - I love him! I'm quite partial to big tabby cats though... well, any cat really. Don't let the 7 yrs old thing fool you - he's still young for a cat and many people prefer adopting a calm, older kitty versus a young kitten because they know exactly what they are getting. Plus he's perfect so that will be hard to pass up. Keep us posted on how he and the other foster critters are doing. I can't wait to hear about Merlin's return. I sure bet you miss him!

PS: Can you please tell Tiggr he needs to come over here and teach my kitties a thing or two?! ;)

Two Pitties in the City said...

He sounds great! He looks just like the cat we grew up with: Cecil.

ForPetsSake said...

Enjoy the respite ;)
That well- behaved kitty is something I remember from somewhere far, far in my past. It's been awhile...

havetailwillwag said...

WHAT? Not demanding?? Not annoying? And he calls himself a cat? :)

Sue said...

Tiggr is a big kitty. Good thing he's well behaved, a cat that size could cause lots of trouble.