Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Tiggy the Talking Cat

I first saw this video on the Richard and Judy Show when they had a series featuring funny videos and viewers were invited to vote on their favourites. This was #1 for the whole series until the very end, when it was just toppled off the #1 place by this:

Although having said that, I’ve just been back to the site to check and it seems that Tiggy did in fact win, though it’s hard to tell as the programme is not currently showing and there’s no date on the page to show which week’s listing they are showing, but I presume it must be the last one of the series. Christian the lion and his reunion with his carers came second. The programme managed to trace Tiggy and her human and, if memory serves me well (which it probably doesn’t coz I’ve been asleep since then!), she is an 18 year-old cat living in the north of England somewhere (Blackpool perhaps?) and Richard was so taken with her he had to watch the video every night before going to bed!

The lion video is poor quality because it is very old, but it’s so heart-warming it makes me go all squeeeeeee-y! The description under the video on MySpace is, Description: So, this lion, Christian, was taken care of by these two people here but eventually he grew too big so they released him into the wild. A year later they went looking for him to visit him and they found him...”

The original source is the Born Free Foundation and they had the story and the video on their website at the time Richard and Judy were doing their weekly “Funny Five” but unfortunately they seem to have been removed, presumably to make room for more recent stories. The Born Free Foundation does great work for animals all over the world. I think the white-haired and bearded man you see briefly in the video is George Adamson. I’m sure many of you will have seen the lovely film Born Free starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna and you can see the Born Free Foundation’s history here. My first husband was born and raised in Kenya and he knew George and Joy Adamson.

Hope you are all having a great Toesday or Tattle Tail Tuesday! I had intended to catch up on as many blogs as possible this evening, but for some reason found myself doing this blog instead – oh, I know what it was, I got an email with a link to this and in the panel to the right was the Tiggy video, so I just had to watch her again and share her with you! Fortunately I found her on MySpace too so I could post the actual video, not just the link.


12 comments:

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie, we Ballicai and our Momma loved both of those moovies! When the kitty in the first moovie was talkin, Brainball came trottin in to see who the new kitty was, hehe! And the one about the lion was just so purreshus -- it made Momma say SQUEEEEEE!!!!!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

michico*Adan said...

The second video is very very very sweet~! But, if michico is that caretakers, maybe she can't handle that lion's strength~!

But, michico and I still watching this video again and again~! It's really sweet warm heart video~!

Boy said...

Tiggy is cute! And that video of the other huge kitty, the wion is weawwy heartwarming! I wove it!

Daisy said...

I have never seen the Tiggy video before, and I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Chancy & Ernie's Voice said...

I love the talking kittie...I tried to say hello, I don't think I am doing it right. I will just keep on trying. My Mom thought it was very sweet.

Christine and FAZ said...

I would have to vote for the talking cat, although they're both great. FAZ

Mickey said...

That was too funny! Mom played that and I was looking around her desk looking for the cat!!!
Both the videos were good! Thanks!

Ariel said...

Two great videos thanks for
sharing :)

MoMo said...

I am sure I left a comment yesterday but it seems to have disappeared. Nice videos! Do come and visit me next week when SS abandons me for Cambodia. She is mean and unfeeling!

Eric and Flynn said...

Two grate videos. When the kitty wuz saying hello, mum laffed at us cuz we wuz walking around the room all stiff legged looking furr it.

kirk_dougall said...

Tiggy actually won the series.
She was beaten by this video on the second to last week but regained the number 1 spot on the final week.
I know this as I am tiggy's owner and they cam to our house to film Tiggy recieving her award!

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