Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wordy Wednesday!


Tigger is in the building!


The Staff here.  Austin and Tigger have known each other for over five years. In all that time they have scrapped and hunted and played together - albeit sometimes a bit roughly! Tigger would come in mainly because he wanted a bite to eat and possibly a nap in one of Austin's many napping places.  Austin would be edgy and anxious the whole time, which is why we didn't encourage Tigger to come inside very much, though it was difficult to stop him as he comes with a built in battering ram.  There isn't (as far as I have seen) any mutual grooming or activity associated with felines who are at ease in each other's company.

Until recently that is!  The last week or so Tigger has not just come in to see if there is anything to eat. He has come in to play and chill AND AUSTIN HAS BEEN LETTING HIM!  In fact Austin seems quite happy about it, even when Tigger is playing with his toys and scratching his scratcher and getting his smell into every nook and cranny. Austin just looks on quite relaxed and (almost) genial! 

So after all these years of being mainly outdoor buddies, have they, at last, taken their relationship to the next level?

I am starting to think now that it would be awful if Tigger and his pawrents moved away!!!!!



paltry - pal-try - when a friend gets on your nerves

52 comments:

  1. How nice that Merlin and Tigger are becoming such good furiends!

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  2. Perhaps they have decided to all a truce and become friends.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. Sometimes it's nice to have a feline friend.

    Thomas plays with Ringo, the neighbours cat.

    The Paw Relations

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  4. Nice to have an indoor furend now too Austin. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Whoa!!! Wat a minute! Did you say Tigger has parents?!? Oh dear...

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    1. I mean, it'd be like homeward bound or hachiko minus the dead professor

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  6. Hey Austin, next thing you know he'll be taking over your blog! On another note, I don't think I knew Tigger had different peeps!

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  7. Great to have a furriend you share your toys with.

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  8. That is so great that Austin is taking to Tigger and feeling that he is now a friend and companion.

    Love the word of the day! :)

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  9. We think that is great Austin has accepted Tigger into his own personal spaces, That is huge for a cat! Way to go Austin!!!

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  10. Better playing with your toys with someone else than playing alone. :)

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  11. he's part of the family too now,xx Rachel

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  12. It's great that they are getting along so well now.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  13. That is terrific. Everyone needs a friend. Glad they are finally pretty good friends. Take care.

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  14. I hope that Austin and Tigger's bro-mance goes on indefinitely!

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  15. That's wonderful! It's always fun to have a buddy to spend time with. :)

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  16. dood....heerz hopin tigger haz noe planz on mewvin any kinda time in de neer few chur ore de sorta close few chur or de far far a way few chur....glad ya haza best budd ta chillax with :)

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  17. LOVED the Tigger activity and you know, I never thought about Tigger moving away, That would be horrid. Tigger and Austin both would suffer. And they would. I hope he doesn't move and I must say I smiled at him with his battering ram making his way into what he obviously considers his home away from home. Austin, you are a good man cat. (and handsome too!)

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  18. I see you and I both have equally long white whiskers, Austin. xxxooo

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  19. It's nice to have a friend to play with.

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  20. Tigger HAS a family?? I thought he was a stray that you fed. I hope Austin isnot sick or just resigned that he no longer is an only cat.

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  21. WOW!!! Three years, huh? Are you telling me that in three years I'll actually *enjoy* the company of Waffles??? Say it isn't so!
    ; ) Katie

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  22. It took a long time, but it was worth of it : it's nice to have a pal ! Purrs

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  23. That is great, Austin has like a foster Brudder now BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  24. Austin, you and Tigger sound a bit like me and Stevie. Stevie isn't our kitty BUT he thinks he is and if he wasn't so determined to get rid of ME so he could move in, maybe we could be house buddies like you and Tigger have become. Good for you being brave and letting him come in to play....I'm TRYING to do that too but I think so far my friend you're braver than I !!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  25. Hi,:)), Glad the tensions have eased n Tigger can come in n play now.. maybe Austin realises Tigger needs somewhere safe to play. I love the little slideshow.
    [Do you get your knotties, etc from San n the Gang at http://www.kwayzekatz.co.uk/?? That's where I get ours.. I cat-egorically think they're Fab :))]
    All the Best, Annie n Sweetie

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  26. It's awesome to have a next-door play buddy, isn't it? How cool is this?!

    Purrz!
    Selina

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  27. that is FANTASTIC!!! Ohhhh don't let the pawrents move away!

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  28. Hope Austin and Tigger maintain their congenial indoor relationship. It's nice to be able to invite a friend in for a play date, especially on a rainy day. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  29. awwwwww... that is just tooooooooo schweet!

    :)

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  30. Years ago we had our Tiger and Tiger had a friend that we called Friend. He was around for 4 years and the two cats started out just like your two. One day Friend showed up wonded and a mess. I think he had been hit by a car but I was just guessing. I doctored him for weeks and during that time he never left our back patio. From that time on Friend was ours, he never left for the next 11 years.

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  31. Pawsome that you and Tigger can play togethjer inside too , Austin :)

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  32. Tigger is such a sweet cat! Mes not surprised he has made himeself at home!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  33. I've grown fond of Tigger and so glad Austin has bonded more deeply with him. Is there no way to follow him home? Attach a note to a collar? Is there any chance Austin has gone to Tigger's home? It's turning curiouser and curiouser.

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  34. Awww, that is really sweet!...We are glad Austin and Tigger are best of friends and enjoy hanging out together...As always, love the word of the day too=very clever!...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  35. Aww, how cute!!

    I just love Tigger so much. He looks so much like my old cat Thomas I always do a double take when I see his pics. Thomas was a sweetie-pie too. <3

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  36. That's pretty amazing. Has Tigger left enough scent in your house that he now seems like part of Austin's tribe? Whatever happened, I hope it keeps happening!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  37. Oh it is so cool that the two of you are becoming even better buddies now! Austin, you are a true gent.

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  38. Everyone needs a best friend.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  39. Pals! That's fantastic! Austin is just soooo hospitable!

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  40. Now that's a long forming friendship! Glad they are enjoying one another :-)

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  41. SWEET! So the simple plan is to not let them move away. Ever! Purrs...

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  42. Dad says we have mellowed over time and now get along much better, except for the occasional bit of flying fur.
    Need to keep Dad on his game
    Timmy

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