Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge Week 3

Wilson has been getting a lot of airtime recently, so for the third week of Michelle’s weekly pet challenge here is a picture of my very first pet, a beautiful and very large tabby who the girls christened ‘Tiggles’ as he was very tiger-like

Tiggles & DucksTiggles had a very soft side despite his size, he could be incredibly cute when he slept, and he always slept on my feet before Wilson came along.  He was a really big cat, with huge paws & really strong teeth & claws, but he never hurt us when playing, it was like he knew his own strength! Whenever he played you could never feel his claws, unlike Lilly who seems to sharpen hers on us!  He was a gentle giant.

Peter was given him by some people who had found him and couldn’t find his owners, they reported finding him to the police but nobody ever claimed him.  When we got him we thought he was about 6 months old due to his size, but when we took him to the vet to have him neutered the vet said he was only 2 months old!

He was always half wild and very afraid of some things, cautious of strangers and terrified of plastic bags.  Whenever we used to come home with shopping he would run a mile!  We think he may have escaped from drowning, hence his fear of plastic bags.

We saw a programme about Scottish Wildcats and he bore extremely similar markings and was similar in size, so we really think he was a wildcat, or descended from one.

Have a look at my gallery of photos and let me know what you think?

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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14 Responses to Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge Week 3

  1. They are all so adorable…I so want to cuddle them all….
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    • Barbara says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Unfortunately Tiggles died a few years ago, old & happy, but lilly is sitting on my knee digging her claws in to me as I write… Occasionally she tries to ‘help’ with my typing!. Maybe she knows i’m writing about her BIG brother!

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      • Oh so sorry to hear about Tiggles…
        I also have a very “Proud” Indian cat and she kneads my back all the time…Lately she has also developed a habit of licking my head 🙂 She licks for hours and pulls my hair intermittently…I simply love it…For company she has a feisty English Cocker Spaniel and a naughty Dalmatian…
        My love to Lilly….

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  2. Al says:

    That was one impressive tiger cat. Loved those pictures.

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    • Barbara says:

      He was huge! when my uncle came from Australia to visit he saw Tiggles & exclaimed ‘what’s that??!!’ Tiggles used to sleep on our bed during the day, we would suddenly hear this huge THUD and we would all say… here comes Tiggles 🙂 He sounded like a child jumping off the bed! not a dainty house cat!

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  3. He does look like the pictures you’ve shown. He is a gorgeous kitty, and I love his name! Thank you for sharing and for taking part 🙂

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  6. They’re adorable. A hamster for X-mas..that gives me some ideas 😀 Pawkisses 🙂

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