Monday, 29 June 2015

When is a Tigger not a Tigger?


Ah Ha! I shall tell you. Come closer!

Here's the fellow we are talking about back in 2008!

For those who don't know, Tigger (as we call him) is our everyday visitor. He doesn't officially have residence here.  As I said Austin first brought him home in early 2008. He was such a little chap, as was Austin, so we thought they were about the same age! We had no idea where he came from! Austin actually brought him into the house and said something like "Hey! This dood needs chow, now. He's, like, starving and everything!" 


And here is Tigger today making himself at home still!

EXCEPT IT IS NOT TIGGER!

IT'S SPARKY!

It appears that is his name AND he lives over the hedge at the back of our garden in a house where there are also two dogs!!!!! No wonder he prefers our place and no wonder Austin took pity on him and allowed him to doss down in the summerhouse and munch on the odd bit of stale kibble! He even lets him in the house! For a cat who singularly lacks the milk of kitty kindness when it comes to other cats, I think that is pretty spiffing of him!

As long as he continues to visit here, we will call him Tigger because that's what he's used to after  seven years!

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I know I have not been around the blogosphere much the last week or so, please forgive lack of visits and comments and blog posts. I hope to get my mojo back soon, but also I need to lesson my virtual footprint for a bit. Austin still has a presence on Facebook and he's enjoying Instagram. Please join him if you would like. Just click on the relevant buttons on the side bar at the top of the page :)

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51 comments:

  1. tigger...whoa...itz good ta noe ewe R ewe coz we said...whoa...if sparky iz knota spit inn image oh tigger ewe can call uz burd loverz...we dunno if we iz mor ree leeved in de noe inn that sparky will all wayz bee tigger...ore in de noe inn ....we canna stand burd....{ N high paws N headbonx two ewe austin...yur one total lee kewl dood } ♥♥♥

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  2. I think Tigger looks like a Tigger and not a Sparky :)

    My mom-person is to more on Instagram these day´s and do not have time to help me do so much visiting.

    XOXO

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  3. WE like the name Tigger better than Sparky. WE will always know him as Tigger. For some reason we don't do Instagram. Just too many things to do.Have a great day;

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  4. Sparky sounds more like a dogs name too, no need to be a third dog at the other sea

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  5. Tigger/Sparky definitely looks like he knows how to make himself at home!

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  6. Tigger suits him much better, and if you have two homes, why not two names.

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  7. Heh. I think his identity as Sparky is the false one! He is definitely Tigger.

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  8. It's nice to have friends!!
    The Florida Furkids

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  9. I'm so happy to read Tigger's story. Austin, you really are a wonderful chap to look out for Tigger. I'm so glad he has a happy home with you guys even if it's a home away from home. I do wonder why he was starving, though, if he had/has this other home. Well, nevertheless, how funny to find this all out seven years later! Mystery solved!

    Take good care! I'm glad we're IG friends! :)

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  10. Sparky Tigger sure looks quite comfy!

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  11. Buddy, we have really missed you. As we don't do Instagram and only Facebook if we hijack our dad's account, we will need to be content seeing you when you are able to post. So interesting to find out that Tigger is Sparky. It's amazing that it took seven years to find this out. We've heard about lots of cats who have more than one home and more than one name. It's so funny how Austin brought him home. Our cat MacKenzie brought a possum home once and said about the same thing Austin did. I had a problem convincing him it was not a friend. Sending love to to all. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  12. That is too funny :) I am sure he doesn't care what you call him.

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  13. That is hilarious that Tigger is really Sparky! Actually I like both names! I know how you feel about sometimes not being around that much. I have been doing the same on and off. It gets rather tedious sometimes, so I often consciously attempt to blog less and have more of a life :)
    I totally "get it!"

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  14. Tigger/Sparky looks like a heck of a nice guy. That's pretty funny that he moves between his place and your place. See you on instagram!

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  15. Too funny! If we had to live with dogs we'd move next door, too!

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  16. Well, it's so funny you finally found out who Tigger really is!

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  17. Tigger's nom de plume is Sparky eh!?! Too cool!
    Wes will try to sees yous on Facebook, but wes has lessened our footprint and gived up FB....Mommy gets sucked into playing games when she goes there....
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  18. We're not on Instagram, but for us it's totally OK to be offline from time to time : how could you have great stories to post if you don't live in real life ? Purrs

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  19. It's so funny that after so long, you've discovered his real name MOL. Either way, I like Tigger! I think it's so cool that he comes to visit and makes himself so comfy even though he doesn't technically live there. I've been enjoying you on Instagram Austin!

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  20. Gosh! The true identify of your visitor is discovered! I like "Tigger" more than "Sparky" for a name too and as long as your house is more his home than his ACTUAL home, I say call him what you want! Obviously he's in HEAVEN when he's at your sanctuary. It's nice Austin approves of him and allows him "privileges" there!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  21. I see that I am not the only kitty who likes Tigger SO much better than the woofie name of Sparky! That was indeed spiffing of Austin but I would expect that of him. xoxox

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  22. Hope you'll be feeling much better soon. So interesting that you've found out where Tigger lives and what is other name is. Love the old photos of him. xxx

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  23. Why that's a sparky Tigger! Hugs to Austin!

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  24. What a nice story. He will definitely prefer it with you if his family have 2 dogs. We can never think of him as Sparky after we got to know him as Tigger either.
    Dip and Elliot x

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  25. I don't think Sparky suits him at all, he's definitely a Tigger

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  26. Aaaaaaaw Bet hims answers to Tigger more offen than Spawky. MOL We sure hope all is well. Mommy dusn't like hers pawpurrints wound da innewrnets eever. Have a pawsum week.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  27. It's wonderful that Tigger is comfortable and welcome in your home and can escape his dog family.

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  28. Fancy that - thank goodness poor Tigger has found your home as a wonderful place to escape the dog.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  29. That's very furriendly of you, Austin, I would have hissed him away, like I do with all intruders. I think Tigger is the right name, when he is with you...*mumbles* I purrsonally would put an "r" in his name...but I think he don't mind whatever you call him, as long as he's with you :)
    Good to see you back! Pawkisses for a Hot Summer Day :) <3

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  30. He looks so cute :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  31. He looks so cute :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  32. I'm glad you cleared this up. I was always a bit confused about Tigger's status. Funny how cats adopt neighbor families - remember how Mr. Puddy adopted his family, when he had a home a few doors away?

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  33. Tigger definitely looks like a Tigger to us! We are glad he is welcome in your home -- must be a nice escape from those woofies.

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  34. Haha, he seems to be really happy with you.

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  35. At long last we know Tigger's story! I can't believe it took me this long to get over here and read this post. Feedly Reader drives me crazy and I didn't see this on FB! I was probably looking at your Instagram... :) I think that is a Tigger Cat and not a Sparky!!! I'd like it better at your house too!

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  36. So glad that Tigger has a home nearby! Don't blame him for wanting to escape to yours occasionally if there are two dogs there!

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  37. That's a very cute visitor. We will make sure to visit you on Facebook.

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  38. That's a very cute visitor. We will make sure to visit you on Facebook.

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  39. That's a very cute visitor. We will make sure to visit you on Facebook.

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  40. I hope your neighbors are nice people even though they have dogs. Were they surprised their Sparky has an alter ego and an entire second family? Cats are mysterious beings...
    Hope you're feeling better soon!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  41. Good greef Unccle Austin where iss mee commint? It iss gone.....
    Spoooookie!!!!
    Now thiss Tiggur who iss also Sparky iss one clevurr mankat! Hee has 2 homess...that iss pawsum!
    Unccle Austin yur THEE BESTEST to give Tiggur who iss Sparky a sank-two-ary frum thee soggiess an noise of his other home!!!
    ***HI-5'SS*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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  42. Two dogs? I'd stay at you house too. It all makes perfect sense.

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  43. What a cutie!
    Have a super Wednesday...

    Noodle and crew

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  44. HI AUSTIN....WE WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THE RODEO CLOWNS ARE POSTED TODAY.
    MOM AND I ONLY DO BLOGS WE DON'T HAVE FB OR TWITTER BUT WE'LL KEEP CHECKING BACK HERE.
    Hugs Cowgirl Madi from the Double D ranch

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  45. Tigger aka Sparky looks a lot like our Pippin.

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  46. MOL!! We think you should keep calling him Tigger too. And if we were him, we'd be hanging away from the woofies as well.

    We're so sorry your mojo is down. We've been away for two weeks and are just catching up. Sending you "get well, Mojo" purrs!

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  47. He will always be Tigger to us... Hope you will be feeling better soon. And an Instagram account... you are far more sophisticated than I am! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties.

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  48. Sparky! That name does not suit him but we're happy the mystery is solved. Cats living double lives is more prevalent in the U.K. because of cat flaps. I sometimes wonder if Odin has wandered into a neighbor's catflap (they have 7 cats).

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  49. So glad Austin took pity on Sparky!
    Sparky is so wonderful!


    Debby
    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

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