There’s no slowing down for Tigger, a 21-year-old cat who’s living his best life with his forever family. According to his Facebook page, Tigger was abandoned by his last owner at 20 years old. Now 21, Adriene Buisch and her boyfriend of Maryland, adopted Tigger to give their other senior cat, Stuart, a companion.
When adopted, Tigger was skinny with severely matted fur and drank a lot of water. Sadly, a trip to the vet revealed that Tigger was suffering from kidney failure. He was immediately put on a special diet along with medication and started to gain weight.
Unfortunately, bad news /came knocking once again. The vet found multiple tumors in his body, according to Yahoo News. Because of Tigger’s age, he’s not a candidate for surgery, leaving him with a limited amount of time to live. So Buisch and her boyfriend decided to make Tigger a bucket list filled with adventures, documenting every step of his journey on his Facebook page.
One of the adventures recently checked off the list was a day spent by the ocean.
“All the little trips outside are a blast for him because he loves to be outdoors,” the couple said in a Facebook post.
“The beach [has been] his favorite so far.”
He’s also been on a road trip …
… in an ugly Christmas sweater photo shoot …
… and taken strolls around the neighborhood, making plenty of new friends along the way.
In February, Tigger celebrated his one-year adoption anniversary with a party that included a hat …
… and “cake.”
He’s also spoiled rotten with love and receives gifts like cat mats from his followers on social media.
Tigger continues to fight against his kidney failure and other health issues every day. A recent video on his Facebook page celebrates how he continues to have an appetite, despite his ongoing illness. For a cat who is 21 years old, Tigger is actually a 2-year-old at heart, his owners say, who loves playing the role of curious kitten, especially when food is involved.
So what’s next for Tigger on his bucket list? According to Buisch, a blind date with a lady cat and a boat ride complete with a floatie.
“We want to do fun things with him until he tells us, ‘OK, this isn’t so fun for me anymore,'” Buisch told Yahoo News.
No matter how much time Tigger has left, it’s comforting to know that Tigger is spending every single moment with the people who love him most.