Tiggr was found by my friend at a humane society meeting. Someone pulled him out a dumpster as a young kitten. We’re still not sure if he crawled in there for food and shelter or if someone actually tried to throw him away :( My friend brought him to our apartment, where my other roommate claimed him but began to treat him poorly. She would neglect the litterbox and his water dish. One time, she was preparing his dinner, and he jumped up on the counter and meowed. She flung him against the wall in the dining room, saying she was “teaching him good manners.” I wanted to slap her. I yelled at her instead and began to care for the kitty myself. After a month or so, he chose to be with me instead of her and eventually she moved out anyway.
After many years of looking after each other, Tiggr is my little fuzzy companion, my closest friend, my constant entertainment, my original fuzz, and my favorite plumber.
He spends his days napping on a box, warning squirrels to stay away, getting into catnip or finding new places to curl up for a while.
The sink picture is one of my favorites, about how kitties should live happy, contented lives.
Never underestimate the power of love, especially when neglect is part of the past. This is one of the sweetest kitties I have ever known and I will love him for all of his days.
Taken in: Eugene, Oregon
Using: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
*Straight from the camera!
Ripple in Time Photography (2010)
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