Faith Linderman found Tigger under a truck in the parking lot near where she used to work around 10 years ago. She decided to adopt him, and Tigger immediately settled in wonderfully to his new home. He fell in love with everyone in his family — especially Linderman’s father.
Tigger and his dad have a very special bond. He loves cuddling with his dad more than anything in the world, so much so that it’s become an integral part of his morning routine.
Every morning, Tigger waits for his dad to get up and feed him breakfast. His dad then eats his own breakfast and finishes getting ready for work, and then settles into the couch around 7:30 a.m. to watch the news and cuddle with Tigger before he heads off to work.
“He gets at least a half hour of cuddle time in,” Linderman told The Dodo. “And if his brother Boots tries to get there first, Tig will just sit on him ’til he moves. That is his daddy.”
As soon as his dad leaves for work, Tigger will go off and find a place to hang out until his dad finally comes home again. Once he’s home and sitting down, Tigger will jump back into his lap for more cuddles. His cuddle time with Dad is very important to him — and if, for some reason, it can’t happen in the morning because his dad is running late, he will pout for the entire day.
“He will sit in the living room, hold his eyes shut and just open his mouth like he is meowing but nothing comes out,” Linderman said. “We tell him he will be back and he will open his eyes, but it always looks like he was crying. My dad will come home, pick him up and ask him if we picked on his baby boy and Tig will just rub his face all over Dad’s. He definitely has a special bond with my dad.”
Tigger absolutely hates when his routine gets thrown off. Sometimes he will demand cuddles from other family members instead to make up for it, but really, he’s always just waiting for his dad to get home so he can claim his place on his lap once again.
Tigger is an incredibly affectionate cat, and hates being left alone for any period of time. His family is very, very important to him — especially his dad, who is apparently one of the best cuddlers in the entire world.