Update: On Friday, May 11, 2007, this site’s resident grump, Tuxedo, had to be put to sleep due to congestive heart failure. Tuxedo was a good and faithful friend and companion to the entire Irwin family, and he will be sorely missed. His unconditional love and affection was a constant reminder of how much our Lord loves us… no matter what we’ve done.


PS. There are a few other photos of Tuxedo in his photo gallery (click here).

Every website ought to have a resident grump …. the one who belongs with this site is named Tuxedo.

Tuxedo doing his “cute kitty” routine, trying to get petted

Tuxedo is 15 years old, is an American Domestic Shorthair feline, and exhibits all of the tendancies that a grumpy old man might exhibit.

One of his recent peculiarities is that he demands a fresh drink of water, in a paper bathroom cup, to be placed in the bathtub each morning, and he will pester the DICKENS out of whoever’s up first until that happens.

Another interesting thing we’ve noticed is that 10 years ago, we fed him his “big meal” at 6:00 PM, while we were eating dinner. This served a two-fold purpose; one, to feed him, and the other, to keep him from begging for table scraps.

He’s begged and pestered his way forward about 8 hours and now is fed about 10:00 AM, and we suspect he’s now shooting for 6:00 AM.

You can send Tuxedo e-mail at… wait-a-minute, what am I doing? He’s a cat, he can’t read e-mail or even use a computer, although he likes tormenting the mouse.