Big Cats in the North East

"My boredom left me sad and lonely.  I had no friends in this cold Northern city, and there were no tigers, of any colour, anywhere. Then two brothers, Arlo and Leon, found me scared and confused and took me home.  That was four weeks ago and since then my life has changed completely.  For a start I have a new name, Blackeywhitey.  At first I thought it rather stupid but now I quite like it.  It think it suits me.

I don't want to complain, everyone is kind, but the food here is terrible.  The family are vegan and that's not good news for a hungry tiger.  But I don't want to hurt their feelings so I eat what I'm given and then sneak out after dark and do a little hunting.  When they were younger, the boys read 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' so, once a week they prepare a proper tea party for me with a fancy tablecloth,  cups and saucers and a milk jug. Oh, and cakes and sandwiches. Its good fun and I'm on my best behaviour but still hungry.

We take the lockdown rules very seriously.  I have never washed my hands so often and poor Leon's hands get so sore he has to put cream on them. The boys miss their friends and playing football but their mum insists we do an hours exercise every day.  And that we keep the social distance."

Many thanks to our Trustee, Maggie, for putting this together with her family. It's bringing us all a bit of joy each day! Blackeywhitey has been up to all sorts so stay tuned to our blog and social media for more tiger updates coming soon!

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