Saving one animal will not change the world but it will change the world for that animal.


Another slow week at Chez Tigre. Last week Janis suggested I get a set of backup batteries for the digital camera. I put that on my to do list for this weekend. My new hat from Sunbody came Friday so I put the box on the living room floor and Feurae jumped right in, a la Maru. I get the camera, with freshly recharged batteries, and take a bunch of pix. Almost every one of them is blurry. I noticed that the camera was taking quite a while to actually open the shutter. Methinks these batteries are used up. Janis sent me this camera so I don’t know how long the batteries have been in use. Saturday I got new batteries and now I have to get a backup set for them. I took a bunch of pictures Friday evening and 2 turned out. Bummer. I did get a good pic of Ptah (the “P” is silent), though. He’s rarely around when the camera is around. Too bad pictures can’t show Ptah’s size. He’s a big boy.


And a pic of Mojo.

Back to the box. After Feurae got into it Sita came over and was sitting there then starting whacking one of the lid sections with both paws. I have to wonder if she’s ever been around a cardboard box. I haven’t seen anybody in the box since then but I hear one of them scratching in it every now and then. Never seen cats so uninterested in a big box before. Guess I need a half dozen kittens to get the crotchity old tigers movin’.


What am I gonna do when baseball season’s over?

Share your tiger stories with us.

You govern a kingdom by normal rules,
You fight a war by exceptional moves,
But you win the world by getting along.
How do I know that this is so?
By what is within me!

The more taboos and inhibitions there are in the world,
The poorer the people become.
The sharper the weapons the people possess,
The greater confusion reigns in the realm.
The more clever and crafty the men,
The oftener strange things happen.
The more articulate the laws and ordinances,
The more robbers and thieves arise.

Therefore the Sage says:
I do not make any fuss, and the people transform themselves.
I love quietude, and the people setle down in their regular grooves.
I do not engage myself in anything, and the people grow rich.
I have no desires, and the people return to Simplicity.

Tao Te Ching, 57, Lao Tzu