TiggerTigger is an old ring tailed ginger tom who used to slink over the fence into Tom Cat Towers as a garden guest and avail himself of any kibbles or mice he could find down by the shed. He is now in his dotage and his fence leaping days are long gone.  Tigger is a bit of a rogue, and will offer himself for a love or a tickle, then suddenly turn and bite or scratch. 

When his humans go on holiday, Maid pops round twice a day to feed him. He has a hole into his garage where he sleeps on an old cushion and his boxes of cat food and kibbles are left out for him. He will not allow his humans to groom him, however he adores Maid giving him a good going over with an old comb. So after a fortnight’s home delivery service from Tom Cat Towers he is less like a tatty old tom with knots hanging off him and has become a sleek, dapper sort of a chap. All his ginger rings in his pelt are buffed up and a shine is put on his whiskers. 

He seems to appreciate the level of home delivery service he gets from Maid and will occasionally, as a mark of his gratitude, like a tip, leave a neatly dissected mouse by his food boxes. If Maid doesn’t want it, (which he thinks is jolly ungrateful) then he will eat it. 

Waste not want not is his motto.

 

A Cats Purr

"Cats make one of the most satisfying sounds in the world: they purr ...

A purring cat is a form of high praise, like a gold star on a test paper. It is reinforcement of something we would all like to believe about ourselves - that we are nice."

Roger A Caras