Tiger a Feral Cat Rescue

Tiger a Feral Cat Rescue

On my trip to Kanab in June, I had a lovely dinner with friends – both human and feline! One of my dining companions knows so much about the cats at Best Friends and we have great discussions about the cats. Knowing my interest in Tiger, we began discussing his weight problem and his social issues. Robin and I commented that his woes seemed all the more magnified since he was scarred from being abandoned by his family. “Tiger wasn’t…

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Tiger a Cat Rescued II

Tiger a Cat Rescued II

Being moved to Rescue Village confused and frightened Tiger. Tiger is one of those cats who does not adapt well to a new environment readily. He was separated from his feline friends who he had known for many years. He had new caregivers. And, he was fed unfamiliar food. Many cats love variety in their food. My own cats revolt if I don’t vary what I feed them. But, I was reading an article the other day that said that…

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Tiger a Cat Rescued I

Tiger a Cat Rescued I

Tiger arrived at Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary on October 26, 2003. The reason cited on his intake paperwork is that his family was moving and they would not or could not take him with them. It made us all sad to think of a loving family abandoning him. We know how traumatic that is for a cat and how stressed they become losing all that is familiar and being released into a feline dormitory. Upon his arrival, Tiger weighed 15lbs…

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Tiger’s Cat Eyes

Tiger’s Cat Eyes

Tiger’s eye (also Tigers eye, Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually yellow to red-brown. It is traditionally cut in a rounded shape and has a silky luster that reflects light. It is believed by some that it is imbued with the power to help broaden one’s vision. From the start, Tiger’s eyes have fascinated me. They are almond shaped and one can sense the royalty of the ancient Egyptian felines that is a part of his ancestry….

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The Tiger

The Tiger

When Tiger finally turned around and I got a good look at him, I was reminded of The Tiger, a poem by William Blake. While in college, I was given a copy of Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience and I was quickly drawn to The Tiger (originally known as The Tyger). Perhaps it was because I have loved cats my entire life or maybe it was a premonition of the day that this special Tiger cat would enter my…

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Tiger’s Cat Behaviors

Tiger’s Cat Behaviors

A cats behavior tells you a lot about them and this was certainly true for Tiger the day I met him. When I first saw Tiger he was sleeping with his back to the room on a big round bed on top of a carrier on the table in the Kit Kat Club. “Who is that?” I asked Robin, the cat caregiver. “That’s Tiger. He was brought up here so we could monitor his food intake.” “He is really a…

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