At the same venue our last cat show was held, there was a “loppis” (flea market) held outside during some horse racing. And of course we had to go check it out! I was lucky enough to discover this really cool tiger rug in one of the stalls for only 50kr (about $5.50)!
It came originally from a chain called Rusta, and according to a quick Google search for “Rusta Tiger Mattor,” it seems to have been available, and, apparently, a very popular Jul gift between 2009 and 2011.
Of course the moment I put it on the floor, it attracted a cat.
And then it attracted another.
As a cat-trap, it works fairly well. At least, it works better than a circle of tape on the floor.
And then, the cutest thing happened. Oh, Jacoby tried to hide it with his tail…
…but he couldn’t hide it completely. Nope, he was licking Lorelai on the top of the head!
After that, Jake wandered off, and Izaak decided that the tiger needed a mousie, too.
Look at Rory’s face!
She’s like, “Really? We have this cool tiger rug to play with, and you bring a mousie?”
But back to the tiger…it’s really well made, with a nicely-shaped, probably styrofoam-based head with really nice eyes, nose, and whiskers. The fur is pretty high quality, too.
The tail is well done, too. It’s nearly exactly the way they lay out real animal-skin pelts for rugs.
It’s also really long. It reaches all the way to the back of his head.
Zak thought it was fun to play with, too.
As you can see, compared to Zak, it’s a very good size.
Oh, look. Rory’s back.
Okay back to examining the tiger…oh, wait…
Oh, hey! My mousie!