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Tigger’s Excellent Adventure June 5, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Happiness, Poetry, Travel & Leisure.

Like a caged tiger
A restless Tigger stretches
Wanting something more

Tigger pounces as
boxes and bags appear and
we commence packing

Vacation Planning
Search for “pet friendly” places
Tiggers love travel

Tigger mesmerized
As the egret stalks its prey
Lizard al fresco

Whiskers twitching, gray
tabby chases reptiles, head   
resting on still paws

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1. earlybird - June 5, 2011

Beautiful egret. So elegant.

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

We love the birds here ~ egrets, herons, pelicans, spoonbills. They fascinate us . . . and Tigger too.

2. Patricia - June 5, 2011

Tigger is a beautiful cat!

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

We think so. Plus he’s got personality! 😉

3. Tilly Bud - June 5, 2011

Love the haiku with each picture. Gorgeous cat 🙂

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

Tigger’s a fantabulous kitty! Tons of fun . . . and only slightly ego-centric (for a cat). 😉

4. Penny - June 5, 2011

Beautiful photos- I have a few cats, they do have their own personalities.

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

Tigger’s our 3rd cat. All different . . . although two looked virtually identical.

5. kateshrewsday - June 5, 2011

Tigger looks quite wonderful. And the egret! I’ve never seen a picture taken by someone I know! Was he just there, in your back garden? Wonderful!

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

I took that egret photo from the end of our driveway, facing across the street. Most days, the birds are wandering around our gardens and lawns . . . putting a smile on my face.

6. Penny - June 5, 2011

ooops ! met to say I have had a few cats in my lifetime-as I developed allegeries-I had to give the idea up for having a cat. I love their unique minds and their personalities are awesome. My “Toe-Joe”- black with white paws, is how he got his chosen name. He was full of personality-and very smart too-he never stopped amazing me with his whits and smarts. 🙂

Linda - June 5, 2011

Help is available! I used to have the worst cat allergies ever. And asthma. Now I take Singulair and I can have an indoor cat!!! I do also use an inhaler called Symbicort but I think just the Singulair would work. The cat even sleeps on my bed and no problems. This stuff is amazing. I always hoped that one day a medicine would be invented that would allow me to have a cat and now it has. I love it.

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

Penny ~ Toe Joe sounds a bit like our cat Jazz, black and white and personality to boot.

Linda ~ Thanks for the tips that might help cat lovers with allergies cozy up to a feline friend.

7. Linda - June 5, 2011

Tiger is beautiful. Cats are cool.

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

I agree . . . on both counts. 😀

8. barb19 - June 5, 2011

Love the photos and Tigger looks fascinated by everything around him!

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

Thanks, Barb. He has remained curious as an adult cat . . . now, his curiosity is tempered with caution.

9. Paula Tohline Calhoun - June 5, 2011

LOVE your Tigger, (nice and slim, contrary to Justin), and I especially loved the haiku verse along with the photos. Justin immediately jumps into luggage, empty grocery bags, emptied boxes, and plays all sorts of private games in them – to Princess’ endliss fascination and/or annoyance!

nrhatch - June 5, 2011

Tigger’s not as big as Justin, but he’s a big cat . . . I picked flattering photos to share. 😉

10. Cindy - June 5, 2011

Oh what a handsome lad. I heart Tigger.

nrhatch - June 6, 2011

I agree! He’s our furry friend. 😀

11. eof737 - June 6, 2011

Gorgeous photo of your cat. He is a good looker… Should introduce him to ours. 😉
So you are off somewhere soon on vaca? Do share and hope you’ll keep us posted too.

nrhatch - June 6, 2011

These haiku are also a glimpse from the past ~ when we visited and then decided to move to FL. Now that we are happily ensconced in the Sunshine State, none of us need a vacation. 😀

12. oldancestor - June 6, 2011

Tigger stikes me more an as Eeyore type.

nrhatch - June 6, 2011

Don’t be silly! Tigger is TIGGERIFIC. He is NOT an Eeyore! 😀

13. clarbojahn - June 6, 2011

To the above comment- when I got the post delivered to my email, it didn’t have the photos attached. I thought they were from that child’s book, with Christopher Robin in it. What a pleasant surprise to find these beautiful photos with the Haikus to go with them.
On another note, we have an egret couple visit us here in Northern Virginia on our small pond,eating our perch and sunfish. Somehow we always have enough fish for them to come back year after year.

nrhatch - June 6, 2011

Loved the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A.Milne, including The House At Pooh Corner. Tigger was always my favorite character of Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, and Winnie!

That’s so cool about your egret couple. We had the occasional Great Blue Heron or egret visit us in MD, but not many. We did have pelicans diving for fish in the Bay, but not as many as here.

We love the birds. And Tigger. 😀

14. Baxter Bunny - June 7, 2011

Tigger looks like one content cat. And I bet he never hacks up hairballs like one of the cats I live with 😉 You are so lucky.

nrhatch - June 7, 2011

Hairballs are the ackiest part about living with cats. Tigger coughs one up, on occasion, but not often. 😉

15. Tokeloshe - June 7, 2011

I hope you find a lovely pet friendly place 😉

nrhatch - June 7, 2011

We found a vacation rental that allowed pets. Tigger liked Florida as much as we did . . . so we moved here “for good.”

Now, he gets to emulate the egrets by hunting lizards whenever he goes outside.

16. jannatwrites - June 8, 2011

Tigger is beautiful! I love his eyes – the color reminds me of my kitty, Cybil’s.

How fun that you get to take him on vacation with you. We leave ours at home and have someone watch them.

I hope Tigger (and you) have fun on vacation!

nrhatch - June 8, 2011

Tigger found us at the farm stand we used to frequent on Deal Island ~ a tiny kitten all alone. We’d been catless for a year and decided to let him adopt us. It’s been a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Our previous cats (Jazz and Cayenne) stayed home alone or with pet sitters when we went on vacation. Not Tigger. Most of our vacations involved traveling to NJ to visit our families, so Tigger went with us. He’s only been home alone one night in 7 years.

Yes. He is spoiled. 😀

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