A Cat’s Life

In case you haven’t noticed by the picture, I am a tiger, which is the largest living cat species, but sadly a tiger’s lifespan is only 8 to 10 years, however I am already 14 and I feel like I have another 6 good years left in me, so I am planning on reaching the age of 20.  I live on a reserve, and it’s a jungle out there, disorder and confusion everywhere, but my stripes make good camouflage, allowing me to blend in among the trees and tall grasses.  I have heard many say the lion is the king of the jungle, but I came up against one, and I took his crown away, so don’t believe everything that you hear.  Like all cats, my life is based on sleeping, exploring and eating and the best part is that I get to hunt what I eat, so my food is always fresh.  I can eat whatever I catch, but I have been told to stay away from the humans, and maybe that is because they taste bad, but if I stay away from them, it is all good.  I take a lot of naps, but eventually I get up, get myself ready for the day and everybody basically stays out of my way.  There are not many of us tigers out here and one time the humans tried to have me mate with a lioness, which didn’t work out so well.  She bit me, but she won’t be trying that again any time soon, because I got her really good with my claws.  She said that it was just a love bite, but I am pretty sure that a love bite should not draw blood.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #415 hosted by weejars aka Sarah where today she is using a photo by Claudia Weijers.

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