I’d like to introduce you to the inspiration for this effort: a little grey tabby cat named Tiger, who we found as a kitten abandoned in a park and quickly became my best little buddy.
It was with profound heartbreak, sadness and sorrow that we put my loving little guy, Tiger, to sleep with incurable heart disease on July 13, 2012. We had a relationship of love, fun and friendship that spanned 17 amazing years.
During those 17 years he was my best pal, playmate, protector, comic relief, comforter, and laptime snuggler. Tiger was full of goofy personality; he was everything I could ever ask for in a pet. To many of my friends and family, including me, Tiger often appeared to be more of a little person disguised in grey striped pajamas than a cat, who viewed life like a perennial five year old! With this song I tried to imagine how he saw our relationship; this song is written through his eyes and heart, I hope I did him justice.
Portions of every download of this song will benefit Nashville Cat Rescue. The lyrics will be included in a book I wrote titled "My Best Little Buddy: 17 Years of Love & Friendship with Tiger, which hopefully will be released in spring of 2013.
This is an emotionally difficult song for me to sing, and even after weeks in the studio my voice does crack a couple times in the song, but I sang it with my heart. Thank you for listening to the story, and for supporting Nashville Cat Rescue with your downloads of this song in memory of my best little buddy.