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Your Bid! August 25, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Travel & Leisure.

Tigger hates to be left out of the action.  Whatever we’re doing, he wants to participate.

He likes to be in the thick of things.

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So when I started playing Bridge this summer, he dove right in to assist with my independent study program.

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Now, when I play Bridge Solitaire (with imaginary partners and opponents), Tigger’s in charge of keeping players on their toes.

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He keeps an eye on the progress of the auction and prompts players to be prompt with a succinct bark of “Your Bid!”

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Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Jill Weatherholt - August 25, 2016

The cat I had in college was the same. She loved to sprawl in the middle of my Abnormal Psychology books. 🙂 She also enjoyed playing with highlighters.

Kate Crimmins - August 25, 2016

Abnormal Psychology? Maybe there was a message there?

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

Probably looking to read up on catatonic states!

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

Yes! I forgot how much Tigger used to enjoy helping me to manipulate a pen or pencil across a writing surface. The squigglier the squiggles the better!

2. joannesisco - August 25, 2016

Tigger has a very surprised expression on his face as if to say ‘you bid “whaaat?!” 🙂

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

He does! Maybe someone just bid a slam with a paltry 13 points.

3. Tippy Gnu - August 25, 2016

I think Tigger just wants to be petted. Is it possible to play Bridge with a handful of hair?

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

Tigger deigns to let his subjects pet him in carefully monitored time bits . . . and indicates time is up with a raised paw sporting sharp claws.

4. Under the Oaks - August 25, 2016

Tigger!!! So good to see you! Tigger does look very “on top” of the rules and regulations of bidding… 🙂

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

When he hopped up on the table and sprawled over everything in his wake, his energy and enthusiasm delighted me. He’s a trooper!

5. Val Boyko - August 25, 2016

I expect he’s pretty good at keeping you in your game Nancy 😊

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

He’s apt to make a forcing bid for attention!

6. anotherday2paradise - August 25, 2016

What a cute partner you have, Nancy. Cats have a way of getting involved in most activities. 🙂

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

I’m happy he made the effort to hop up and check out the action.

7. Kate Crimmins - August 25, 2016

Gosh, he is gorgeous!

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

He’s still a good looking guy . . . quite a handsome lad.

8. L. Marie - August 25, 2016

Tigger is already an expert at Bridge. Look at the bridge his body forms as he lays there. You have only to walk your fingers across his back. 🙂

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

Ha! He’ll make Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs look like a catwalk.

9. Tiny - August 25, 2016

Tigger seems like a great assistant! Studying will be a breeze.

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

He’s the best! Always happy to give me a paw.

10. Bun Karyudo - August 25, 2016

Tigger seem tremendously helpful! 🙂

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

He is! For example, whenever he uses the litter box, he meows to let us know that we should come “flush” it out for him.

Bun Karyudo - August 25, 2016

Sounds like he enjoys having servants. My cats (in the days when I could still have pets) were much the same. 🙂

nrhatch - August 26, 2016

He excels at getting people to do his bidding. It’s what Tiggers do best!

11. Charlie@Seattle Trekker - August 25, 2016

It is so good to have friends that share everything with you.

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

Yes! Especially four-legged and/or imaginary friends . . . who never talk back.

12. Barb - August 25, 2016

How nice to see Tigger, and he’s looking good. He looks like he’s talking to you Nancy, perhaps giving you an instruction on your game!

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

No doubt he figures that getting us to “do his bidding” makes him an expert on bidding.

13. suzicate - August 25, 2016

Wonderful to have a tutor who’s in the know and won’t argue the finer points.

nrhatch - August 25, 2016

Yes! He gives me cause for pause . . . and that’s a good thing.

14. Debra - August 26, 2016

So do you think Tigger could teach me to play? Now he doesn’t try to coach from the sidelines and encourage any cheating does he?

nrhatch - August 26, 2016

Cheating? Absolutely not! He is straight up and “by the book.”

Debra - August 26, 2016

Good Kitty!

15. The Secret Life of a Vagabond - August 26, 2016

Too bad you can’t teach Tigger to play bridge, then you would have a practice partner.

nrhatch - August 27, 2016

My imaginary friends are purr-fect as practice partners. In fact, they’re the cat’s meow!

16. diannegray - August 26, 2016

What a beauty he is, Nancy! 😉

nrhatch - August 27, 2016

Good-looking and feisty! When I try to comb out the occasional snarl in his fur, I hear a “grrrr” under his purr.

17. Tammy - August 30, 2016

Perhaps he could fly over here and teach me when I am ready to give it a go??

nrhatch - August 30, 2016

OR (just a thought) . . . you could come here and I’ll teach you and show you the sites!

BTW: Next week, I’m posting a recipe that’s right up your alley. Easy Breakfast Cookies for folks on the go. Here’s a sneak peak for your eyes only . . .

Mash 2 ripe bananas. Stir in one cup of Quick Oats. Add a pinch of spice ~ cinnamon, ginger, allspice, apple pie spice, or your fave. Add other items of interest (e.g., coconut, raisins, chocolate chips, dried cherries, nuts, sunflower seeds, etc.).

Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

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