Sunday, August 26, 2007


This is Tiger asking nicely for a tummy rub.  Tiger was a small feral kitty who decided to live in the hedge at Pumpkin's house.  The Mom heard him crying and put out food for him, which he would come out to eat, but he darted back into the hedge whenever he saw anyone coming.  At last he decided to trust the Mom and let her get close enough to catch him.  She let him go again, because he had a lot of fleas and it was too late that night to bring him in for a bath.  She caught him again on June 7, 2003 and brought him inside.  He took his bath rather calmly, after only brief struggle, and has been part of the family ever since.  Bebe was the first cat to welcome him and they have been the best of friends ever since.  Tiger likes to play with toys and had a favorite stuffed rat which he played with until it became unrecognizable.  One day it disappeared, never to be seen again.  The Mom doesn't know what happened to it, but because Tiger liked to hide it in lots of different places, she suspects that one day he hid it in a wastepaper basket and it got thrown out.  Tiger also likes to pull the towels down from the towel rack.

                                          Tiger used to live in the hedge.
                                          He felt the branches gave him an edge
                                                On any of those
                                                Who would nip his toes.
                                          Mom finally tempted him from the hedge.


The Devil Dog said...

Tigger sounds like my kinda dog er cat. Thanks for the birthday wish. Lizzie Woo Woo is my dog mother. Mom (Mrs. Mr. Big) is my human mother. I think she would rather have name like Black Belt Mama or Ninja Mom. (ha ha) especially because she looks so tame!
Thanks for the visit to my blog.

Lux said...

Tiger sounds like fun! I'm so glad Pumpkin's mom invited him in ...

Welcome back to you, too, Karen Jo.

Forty Paws said...

We're so glad that Pumpkin's mom invited Tiger to be an indoor kitty. That's the only way to go!

Luf, Us

Daisy said...

I am glad Tiger does not have to live in the hedge any more. He has a great home with Pumpkin.

Cheysuli said...

Yes, I'm sure Tiger is much happier now.

Chairman Mao said...

hehehe, Tiger sounds like a really fun mancat! I bet he and me would get along really good and have fun spazzin' togethur.

Love yur limmerick fur him!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

Tiger sounds like a wonderful kitty, and I'm so glad he has a forever home. What an adorable limerick for him -- and I love to play with paper towels, too!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Jimmy Joe said...

I'm glad Tiger gets lots of tummy rubs now and doesn't have fleas anymore. Fleas in a hedge must me a real drag.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

michico 小芥 said...

Tiger is very very cute~!

Dear Karen,
Please come and pick the photo for the post card, I sincerely hope you could have one~!
Please come and see the detail at the end of today's article~!!!

Sincerely yours,
Adan & michico

Tara said...

Wonderful limerick on Tiger as usual Karen Jo, and welcome back!

Tiger said...

Wow, I got a limerick too! These are grate! And yes, liffing in the hedge suks. No food, no water, no othur poodins, no skritches, no tummy rubs. Inside iz MUCH better! Fanks fur the limerick!