The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

By Collin Murray

The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things!

Tigger, the boisterous, bouncy friend of Christopher Robin first appeared in A.A. Milne’s 1928 story collection The House at Pooh Corner, and has since added many high spirits to Christopher Robin’s group of anthropomorphic friends. Like most of the group, Tigger is named after one of the real life toys of A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin Milne.

Tigger lives in a treehouse in Hundred Acre Wood, and is indisputably the most energetic resident of the Wood. Although very tender and friendly, Tigger manages to create his fair share of troubles and mishaps for his friends as a result of his exuberance and recklessness. This can be seen in Christopher Robin, when Tigger takes Christpher Robin’s important papers from his briefcase and replaces them with items from Hundred Acre Wood, in order to remember him and his friends. Tigger means well and always has good intentions in mind, even if his efforts sometimes end in misfortune for others.

Tigger greatly prides himself on being “the only Tigger” there is, leading to quite the ego. Tigger considers himself to be notably handsome, and the “greatest bouncer” in all of Hundred Acre Wood. As previously mentioned, Tigger never has poor intent with his egotism, but it often causes him to act without much consideration for others.

Despite his often reckless activities and lack of consideration, Tigger always means well and does his best to be supportive of his friends. Tigger is truly a one-of-a-kind; the only Tigger!

TTFN! Ta-ta for now!