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Thursday, August 11, 2011

the tiger is DEAD!

First of all, I won post of the week at The Smitten Image, yaaaaay! Twas Spike and the evil shoelace, as you might expect.... Spike is very much alive, thank goodness, but:

I was at the Binghamton Zoo last night for feast of the Beasts...and when the guy calls to invite me, I was like "put me by the tigers! that is where the action is!!!!" and I imagined an evening of growling tigers at my elbow, customers at my other elbow. I had zillions of customers and maybe the best 2 hours I have had in years (IT WAS SO MUCH FUN seeing all these nice people, bears and penguins and hanging out in the tiger house) EXCEPT: the tiger died just before I got there! His brother had died a little earlier in the year, and yesterday POOF! Dead and gone right in front of the crowd, just before I got there and set up....here are 2 pics of me and my display yesterday and then pics from a year ago, when the boys were healthy and happy and alive.....


RIP Mischa sweetie, aged ten......


9 comments:

Lori Buff said...

That's so sad. I would expect the tigers would live longer than 10 years.

k.a. barnes said...

Oh, poor tigers!
But is that a giant pickle in the penguin's pond? (That's a lotta alliteration!)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

i know, penguins and pickles, who knew? The cute little guys are used to going into their cave at 4-5, and they had to stay out late last night!

Joyful Things said...

Well that would certainly put a damper on the festivities! Maybe you should make some memorial tiger pots.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

That is sad about the Tiger. Love the penguins and the pickle. Pots really look great! You should make some tiger pots, that would be nice....

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so depressed now. Why did the tigers die Gary??? I need to know this.

Love the photo of your display...very heavenly. Glad you did a lot of business....now about those tigers....

soubriquet said...

The tiger died of a surfeit of pickled penguins.

Susan in the Boonies said...

So sorry to hear about this!

Congratulations on all your sales, and congratulations on your post of the week!!!

Reverend Awesome said...

PENGUINS AND A PICKLE! YES!
R.I.P., TIger. At least you got to hang with Gary before you died! Everyone should take comfort in that. Sad. :(

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