This beautiful good girl recently celebrated a milestone birthday. Tigger the cat recently celebrated his 22nd birthday wearing a dapper bow tie and festive hat — and in addition, sharing a three-meat cake with a kitty brother named Stuart.
It’s quite remarkable to see a cat enjoy his nine lives for so long, all the more so because this particular feline was abandoned after two decades.
Tigger’s former owner dropped him off at a Maryland animal hospital back in 2014, then never came back to get him.
“Day by day, week by week, the owner slowly lost contact with the hospital,” Buisch explained. “She would promise to be there the next day and then they wouldn’t hear from her for weeks. Eventually, they lost all contact.”
It was early 2015 when Buisch and Trentadue first found out about Tigger’s plight. They were on the hunt for a new companion for their other cat whose name is Stuart and were contemplating getting a kitten, but were completely moved by the cat’s heartbreaking story.
And Tigger was tenderly tended to by his adoptive parents, former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Adriene Buisch and her boyfriend, Michael Trentadue, who are absolutely determined to make every remaining day of this his life something to purr about.
“We figured we might as well give an old cat a comfy home for his remaining life while seeing how Stuart does with another cat.” Buisch, who is now 32, stated.
Lately, Tigger gets ferried around the family’s hometown of Baltimore in a cat-carrying sling and has truly become a local celebrity.
This past weekend, just in time for his 22nd birthday party, Buisch and Trentadue treated Tigger to a tuna, chicken, and ham birthday cake, which he readily shared with his good buddy, Stuart. The two gobbled up the treat and then went into what Buisch can only describe as a “purring meat coma.”