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Tigger’s Tiggerific Tall Tail Tales December 11, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor.

Every year when I unpack Christmas decorations, Tigger appears.

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He likes to take time to smell the roses . . . and poinsettias.

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Before pondering the best placement for Santa and Lulu.

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But he’s never too busy to play hide-and-seek-wrestle with BFF.

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Once BFF finds him, the gloves are off . . .

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“My what big paws you have . . . ”

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“Enough of this!  I need a nap.”

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“What?  I didn’t run away.”

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“Do I LOOK like a quitter?”

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“I’m just getting my second wind.”

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“I’ll wrestle again later.  Tuesday at the latest.”

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Aah . . . that’s better!



1. suzicate - December 11, 2014

Cats are so funny. The cats we’ve had in the past liked to get in the Christmas tree. Since we now have a cat, I only dared to put up two four foot table top trees which she pays no attention.
Tigger is looking good, so glad he’s doing well.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, Suzi. Tigger is managing quite well ~ still likes to wrestle, chase treats, go for walks, and inspect everything and everyone coming in or going out of the villa.

Our first two cats liked to eat the tinsel off our big tree ~ now we have a table top tree and don’t bother adding icicles.

2. Silver in the Barn - December 11, 2014

I know there’s a cat in this post BUT I am enamored of that drop-leaf table under the TV. Family piece? And I spy the two lawn chairs……

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

It is a family piece although its precise history is lost to the mists of time. My grandfather in Vermont had it in his house before my parents adopted and refinished it. They passed it on to me when we moved to MD and needed a table for the music room.

Silver in the Barn - December 11, 2014

It’s a beauty! I have just the spot for it should your urge to simplify take over again.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, Barbara . . . I’ll keep your offer in mind.

BTW: I plan to start a series on Sunday focusing on heirlooms and treasured keepsakes we’ve adopted over the years.

3. Jill Weatherholt - December 11, 2014

Curious little fella. 🙂 I see the lawn chairs too!

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

He’s an excellent supervisor! Seeing those lawn chairs peeking out will let everyone know that yesterday’s post was legit ~ NO STAGING. 😛

4. Val Boyko - December 11, 2014

He’s such a character!

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

He’s got personality to spare!

5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - December 11, 2014

I love Tigger! So expressive for a cat!

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, Kate. Tigger is able to express his needs, wants, and desires with vocal and visual clarity.

6. Grannymar - December 11, 2014

I am not a cat person, but I like the table and look forward to the back stories of the heirlooms.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Great! I plan to start the series of 5 posts on Sunday. We have some great little treasures.

Grannymar - December 11, 2014

About four years ago I wrote about a special table that I inherited. You can read about it here. Maybe your post will encourage me to write about other favourite items from long ago.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

In the upcoming series, I linked back to a different post of yours:


nrhatch - December 11, 2014

And I can’t find the post about the table . . . you forgot to leave the link.

7. thecontentedcrafter - December 11, 2014

It’s always good to see the cat/s of the house at their work and play – I like the look of your Christmas dolls.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, Pauline. My Great Aunt made LuLu and mom made Santa. It’s fun to unpack them at Christmas time each year.

8. valleygrail - December 11, 2014

So funny! Tigger is part of the holiday preparations, and that’s so cool!

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Tigger likes to be in the thick of things . . . except when I am holding his comb. He doesn’t like me to brush him.

9. Barb - December 11, 2014

Tigger is just making sure you put things in the right place Nancy, he’s doing his bit (after all, he is one of the family).
Glad to see he’s doing fine, he looks really good and still ready to play with BFF.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, Barb. His favorite part of Christmas decorating is hopping into the empty boxes to make sure I haven’t overlooked any decorations. He has his ups and downs (don’t we all?) but most days his perky personality shines through. Yay!

10. beeblu - December 11, 2014

He’s so sweet. I love his big round face and his eyes. Lovely post.

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, BB. He’s a tiggerific Tigger cat. And a handsome lad.

11. jannatwrites - December 11, 2014

This made me smile/laugh! Cats can be a pain, but they are so stinkin’ cute 🙂 One of our cats (Busy Lizzy) has been busted in the tree several times. She runs away and looks at me like, “Whaaaat? I wasn’t doing anything!”

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Bwahaha! We came home once and Jazz had derailed the train and uprooted the train tracks around the Christmas tree. When I asked him about it, he just gave me that blank look, “Who me?”

12. brickhousechick - December 11, 2014

Ha,ha! What a cutie! Well, didn’t you know how exhausting it is to smell fake poinsettias and check out Santa and Lulu?? Tigger has earned that nap! 🙂

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Yes! There’s nothing like a “long winter’s nap” when you’re a cat!

13. Tiny - December 11, 2014

Tigger looks like a wise cat. AND he’s very cute. I’m sure he gave you good advice on placement of all the decorations…where he can easily check on them?

nrhatch - December 11, 2014

Thanks, Tiny. Tigger’s very good about NOT disturbing the decorations once placed . . . we told him Santa IS watching. :mrgreen:

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14. Pix Under the Oaks - December 12, 2014

Tigger! Glad you had help with him snoopervising. CH always wrestled with our cats.. 🙂

nrhatch - December 12, 2014

We married good guys! :mrgreen:

15. ericjbaker - December 12, 2014

No nap for BFF after that throw-down?

nrhatch - December 13, 2014

Well . . . here’s how it goes down:

I hear BFF snoring. He wakes up. I ask him how his nap was. He replies, “I wasn’t asleep. I was just resting my eyes.”

ericjbaker - December 13, 2014

He was resting his eyes and the rest of his body just went along for the ride. I know the feeling.

nrhatch - December 13, 2014

I only wish I could nod off to the Land of Nod that easily.

16. Three Well Beings - December 17, 2014

I love the way a cat can take an ordinary day and make it an adventure. A dog observes the decorating and is so happy just to be in the same room! Tigger is not an observer–he got BFF to play and you to get behind the camera! I think he’s smart enough you can expect him to put the decorations back in their boxes when you’re ready for clean up! 🙂

nrhatch - December 18, 2014

Well said, Debra. Cats LOVE to play Follow The Leader . . . but only if they lead and we follow. They are bossy little beasties. 😛

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