Tiger was a beautiful cat that came into the care of the BC SPCA Abbotsford Branch in July 2011 when her owners were moving homes and could not take her with them. She was up for adoption for quite some time at both the Abbotsford location and the BC SPCA Chilliwack Branch in hopes someone would adopt her.
When there wasn’t enough interest in Tiger she took a ride on the Drive for Lives program to the BC SPCA Richmond Education & Adoption Centre Branch in November. Tiger was a more reserved cat until she got to know you and she seemed to get overlooked quite often because of this. She could still get quite playful and was very much a snuggler, but she took her time getting to those points.
In December Tiger finally met her match in a family that saw how wonderful she was and opened their hearts and home to her.
Hello from Tiger!!
Just to let you know that I've scoped out my new place and I think I'll stay!! All kinds of things here a kitty like myself needs and likes, a big toy mouse, a little red bell that tinkles when I push it around, lots to eat and drink, head and ear rubs etc.
I've been to the vet and he said I was fine although he did shave my chin ((which I didn't like!!) but it will help my acne heal up. I've found some nice window sills to sit on and look outside and I've investigated the rest of my new home. I can hear another cat but I haven't met them yet. That's OK 'cause there's lots of time for that.
Early in December one of our much loved senior cats, Tammy, was overcome by renal failure and passed away Her passing left our home with an empty feeling. As sad as we were, it was realized that we had a space to fill and a lot of love still to give. So we looked on your net and saw a number of wee furry friends. However, we kept coming back to a particular little kitty! Yes, it was Tiger! My daughter bundled me up and said "let's go, mom." And, of course, once meeting Tiger in person, we couldn't leave without her! Tiger became our most treasured Christmas gift!
Tiger is a lovely girl. While still somewhat shy, she gives us lots of love rubs and gentle meows. She loves our window sills and looking out from the patio door! Our bed became her nighttime place immediately! Tiger is either nestled by Bob's feet or mine! We were surprised and honoured when Tiger suddenly "flopped" on her back and presented her tummy for a rub! She has found a couple of "toys" to play with i.e. the top pull tab from a Yop Yogurt bottle - now that goes all over the kitchen floor, up in the air, etc! She also likes a furry "tail" on a stick.
Tiger is eating and drinking well. Dr. Galloway, our vet of many years, gave her a good bill of health, and her chin acne has cleared up completely. She keeps company with us in the evenings and sits on the floor between the sofa and easy chair. I think she is watching T.V.!
Tiger has integrated well with our other two kitties, they have had nose greetings etc. All in all, I believe Tiger is happy with us, and I know we are so glad to have her!
We are all so happy to know that Tiger found her forever home she had been searching for for quite some time. What a lucky girl to be surrounded by so much love in her life and we cannot thank her adoptive family enough for making the decision to bring her home with them.
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