Thursday, October 6, 2011

Travels with Mr. Tigger In Cat-Lands

TRAVELS WITH MR TIGGER, AN M.I.A. MEMOIR
Once upon a time, a handsome Mancat named Mr Tigger lived happily with his furry siblings, Samantha Black & Woofie Maverick!

They’d run and play and chase geckos beneath the palm trees of sunny Florida.

Then one day, the news arrived that the whole family would be moving to the Lone Star state of Texas. And Mr Tigger was secretly very excited and happy about it. He saw himself chasing tumbleweeds, clawing at cactus and basking in the hot dry sun of a Texas summer. He knew he’d have to work hard though on purrfecting a good Texas drawling-meooow. That might take time!

And so the family moved.

Soon after, while the humans were still getting settled, unpacking and rearranging for their new lives … Mr Tigger took it upon himself to start exploring his new neighborhood. He donned his ten-gallon hat (well, maybe not quite ten-gallons, that’s a bit too big even for a big, ole handsome mancat!) … grabbed his roadmap, and off he went.

Now, even though Mr Tigger had been known to run and play out of doors, all this was “very new”. And he got a bit lost. Maybe he had an old map. He really wasn’t sure. But he just couldn’t find his way back home. He knew that his Hu-Mom and his furry sibs would be searching for him. And search they did, up and down and high and low. Everyone was worried and sad. Mr Tigger was not to be found.

Time passed, and everyone knew that too much time had passed. They knew in their hearts that Mr Tigger would not be coming home, he was missing in action. It was a very unhappy time for all. What they didn’t know was that Mr Tigger had been worried and sad also. He missed his wonderful family.

But when he realized that he could not and would not be able to get back to them, he went off to the Cat-Lands. Now this isn’t at all like crossing the Rainbow Bridge. It’s just a wonderful and happy place where all the kitties who’ve gone “missing” seem to find their way to. In the Cat-Lands they keep each other company, they share fun and food and shelter, and they share memories of the families they left behind. The Cat-Lands is a good place. And we know that Mr Tigger, and many others are content there.

Mr. Tigger you are always in our hearts!!

We miss you and know you are happy wherever you are!!

Love & Hugs,

Samantha, Clementine. Maverick & Mom

36 comments:

Angel, Kirby and Mac said...

THis is a sweet memory post. WE miss him, too!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We absolutely hate it that Mr. Tigger never found his way home. We know he wanted to return to all of you.

Avalon's Garden and The Garden Cottage Cats said...

It makez us soooo sad dat Mr.Tigger nefur found his way home,( it makez da mom Really Sad :(( ) but we sure he luvz and misses you too,,, and he iz safe & well in da Catlandz ~
Purrz & Purrayerz for Mr. Tigger ~

Sparkle said...

Purrs to you today. I know that if Mr. Tigger knew how much you missed him, he would be back home in a flash!

Prancer Pie said...

Now the Mommy has gone all leaky on us! Purring fur you and Mr. Tigger. xoxo

Cheysuli and gemini said...

A beautiful tribute to Mr. Tigger. Purrs to you all.

MoMo said...

We miss Mr Tigger too!!!! We hope he is happy in Cat-land.

ML said...

We also miss Mr. Tigger, it's still hard to believe he's gone.
I betcha him is in tha Cat-Lands, or, like Oui-Oui's beautiful post, in a new home.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Old Kitty said...

Thank you for sharing Mr Tigger's story with us - me and Charlie didn't know! We hope he is enjoying his trip to Cat-Lands but we still hope that he returns soon. Take care
x

Simba said...

We are so very sorry Mr Tigger never found his way home. We truly hope he found another home and is safe somewhere.

Karen and Gerard said...

Love Mr. Tigger. It's very sad he got lost but I bet someone took him in and gave him a good home. Gotta believe that!

(He looks just like my Manny Boy!)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor Mr. Tigger. Odds are high he made his way back to his original home territory...Whatever happened to him, we hope he's safe and happy and loved.

Cat said...

We are very sorry that Mr Tigger didn't come back, it is so hard to never know what happened. We hope he is happy in the Cat-Lands, maybe he has met Lily there :-)

Purrfect Haven said...

sad and yet you uplift us at the end with your thoughts of Cats-land we hope he is there and amongst friends. Love Darcy and Bingley xx

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are very sad that Mr Tigger was never found but are sure he is enjoying his adventures in the Cat-Lands.

Fisher and Staff said...

I am glad you know about the Cat-Lands, and spreading the word. Such a great story about the very special Mr. Tigger.

Purrfect Haven said...

prompted by your post we have posted about this too. Thank you. Love Darcy and Bingley

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We have never forgotten Mr T ~ we love and miss him. We posted a remembrance for him today. xxxx

Ginger Jasper said...

Mr igger is missed by so many and this post is a wonderful tribute to him. I think he will be getting a lot of love wherever he is.. Hugs GJ xx

Mariodacat said...

This is such a wonderful sweet post. I'm so happy Mr. Tigger is at least happy now and having a good time. HUGS to his family.

Eric and Flynn said...

We miss Mr Tigger and are sad that he never returned. We think he is happy exploring and enjoying Cat Lands.

The Cat From Hell said...

What a wonderful post! We send kisses
Nellie

catladydiary.tumblr.com said...

Oh baby...we know your out there somewhere, maybe you became someone's "Snuggles" or "Tootie"!

FURKIDSMOM said...

We miss Mr Tigger too.


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We still miss you Mr. Tigger. We remember when we moved here to the Lake and didn't have internets, so Momma went to the library to check out the CB and found out you were MIA. We were so, so sad, but we know that you are happy in Cat-Lands ...
Love from Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

The Island Cats said...

We remember when both Samantha and Mr. Tigger went missing. Sam found her way back, but Mr. Tigger did not. We know how hard you looked for him. We wanted to teleport to Texas and look for him too!!

We purr that Mr. Tigger is happy wherever he is...whether that is Cat Lands or maybe with some new family. But we miss him very much and we won't ever forget him.

ABBY said...

Oh what a beautiful sweet haunting posting. We miss you Mr Tigger and have wondered what happened. We do hope you are enjoying the Cat-Lands and know that we miss you.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

What a sweet story and tribute to Mr. Tigger. Cat-Lands is so much better, I think, than the bridge. The bridge makes it all to fiinal and in Cat-lands the hope is there that he just might find a new map and find you. I am thinking that he had that ole map and someone found him and now is is living in the lap of luxury demanding that another set of humans is taking care of his every need. I too think of Mr. Tigger and when we do catch up some day over the bridge I am going to find out what he has been up to for sure.
Love you bunches Mr. Tigger!

GTnCo said...

Oh Mr. Tigger, we hope you're well! I wrote about my lost cat on my blog. It's so sad to me still.

Derby, Ducky said...

Too bad he hasn't sent a post card home. We miss the Mr T.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are sad that Mr. T is still gone. We hope he is having fun in the Cat-Lands. We are purring that he manages to find his way home to you someday.

Cody and Gracie

Oui Oui said...

This story is so touching and bittersweet. I love seeing Mr. Tigger's pictures. Ironically, the kitty whose Gotcha Story I told in my post looks so similar to Mr. Tigger! I named him Robbie. Thank you for visiting & your kind words.

Clooney said...

It is so sad that Mr. Tigger didn't make it back. Peace to Mr. Tigger in Cat-Lands and purrs to your family today in remembrance.

Au and Target said...

Oh poor thing! We're so sorry. We hope he found another family.

This is what happened to Boris who lived with us for 1 year and 3 months until his own family turned up. The story is here: blog.lepak.com/2011/04/boris-family-turned-up.html

Fin said...

Sweet purrs to Mr Tigger wherever he is in the world!

Mark's Mews said...

We allus keep some eyes out the winders fer Mr Tigger!