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In Memory of Tiger
June 5, 1993 - July 24, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,
 
If you're reading this it means I have already departed for Kitty heaven. I had really planned to hang around for at least 21 years (that's like 100 human years) but came up a bit short at just past 20 (that's 96 human years...not too bad). Nevertheless, I think I pretty well used up all of my 9 lives here on earth, so am looking forward to retiring in that heavenly place.
 
If you don't know my story, I was rescued from hanging out in the alley behind my owner Peggy's Townhome on September 5, 1993, at 3 months of age. To hear her tell it, she had captured a wild animal and was ready to call the SPCA to come get me out of her bathroom, where I was supposedly crouched behind the toilet, hissing and clawing (I was too young to remember that). Hey, I was playing hard to get...and it worked! She thinks she kept me because I loved her, but really, I only stayed because she loved me.  We became the best of friends and there was no one I would rather be with. It made me sad to leave her, but the old body was just wearing out...you know how the plumbing goes bad. But hey, a few pee stains on that old living room carpet gave her an excuse to tear it out and put down some nice hardwood.
 
My secret to living to 96 you ask? Well, I think it has something to do with lots of love, a little play time and sleeping in a warm bed with someone that loves you. Of course, the Vet thinks it's good dental care (I would do better on that next time around, since I was down to only 5 teeth left). In parting, I want to wish you all the very best in life and may you too live to be 96...or even 100!   
 
Purrs Always, Tiger