Thursday, August 28, 2014

She's of legal age...

That's what Tiger's vet says. I love it.

Yes, our sweet girl officially turned 21 years old this month!

We adopted both Tiger and her brother, Spotty, in late September of 1993.

Amanda picked Tiger and Court picked Spotty.

They were so tiny they both fit into a Trick or Treat bucket!

The cutest little kittens ever!

By December they had outgrown the pumpkin bucket and moved into the spacious Barbie horse barn!

When Tiger was a young cat, she enjoyed leaping atop several pieces of furniture to reach the beams in our family room. She loved to hang out there and watch the comings and goings below!

Of course all that activity can make a girl tired, so she'd curl up on a pillow in the LR bow window and take a cat nap.

She is such a gentle, sweet cat.

For the past several years, Tiger has chosen to spend most of her time in Amanda's old bedroom (which is now my studio office).

So Tiger and I are now roommates. 

And she still sleeps on the same twin bed...

... that she slept on that very first night, 21 years ago.

And Tiger's very special person often comes home from the city to visit, and once again, they both sleep in that very same bed!

So Happy 21st Birthday, our sweet little Tiger!!!!!! We love you so very much!



Deb said...

What a wonderful post to celebrate you beautiful cat. I hope he has a 'special day' today with maybe a little treat or two. Sending him a birthday hug. Deb

Carla said...

Such a sweet story about a lovely cat.


That's amazing! Happy Birthday, sweet girl :)


J said...

What a sweet, sweet birthday tribute to an equally sweet kitty! My daughters each had their own cat when they were young and each grew up right alongside them, just like Tiger. Your pictures are cute and funny. Love the close up and am amazed at the one with kitty high up in the rafters!

Trine Feuerborn said...

You cat is so sweet and beautiful. She looks like my Ollie. Great post.

Susan said...

Oh Donna! Imagine! 21 years old. Happy Birthday to Tiger. She is a very beautiful kitty. So happy for you that she has survived this long.
Here's to many more years! Susan

Barb said...

Wonderful pictures of a very special pet!

Jeannine520 said...

What a sweet birthday post. Happy birthday to your darling Tiger.

sheri said...

What a precious darling. Happy 21st Birthday to Tiger, a very special member of the family!

Kc W said...

Happy Birthday, Tiger!Twiggy and Twursula will turn 10 soon and I hope they both live to be 21! Or maybe 30 or 40. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Maria (Magia Mia) said...

Oh what an incredible milestone for Tiger! You are so blessed to have a kitty at that monumental age, and she is so blessed to have people who've taken such wonderful care of her and love her so much.

Happy Birthday Tiger, you Sweetest Pea!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, Tiger! She's had a sweet life with your family!

Merlesworld said...

I love tabby cats they are usually very gentle, happy birthday.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a wonderful post! Love them in the bucket and barbie house but it is the jumping on to the BEAMS that blew me away! :)

iris said...

Lola va avoir 13 ans
le 11 septempre
elle est tigrée comme le votre
tendresse et gros câlins
edith (iris) France

Melanie said...

I loved reading the story about Tiger and seeing how much she (and Amanda) have grown together. :-)

Chatelaine said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday Tiger Girl and I wish you many more birthdays.

You found yourself a wonderful home and family all those years ago.

I hope Mom gave you all your favorites for your special day.

Greg_1948 said...

Love the story and the old and new photographs. 21 years old is quite a milestone of a birthday.

happy birthday Tiger from all of us!

Greg, Zeke, Marigold, Opie