Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

You will never believe what I saw at Lowes yesterday

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Bob and I were driving back from seeing a musical and he needed to stop at our local Lowes store to get a couple pieces of lumber.   I just waited in the car.   I was sitting there bored and looked to my left and saw a red pickup under the protected area by the store.   There was a cage like covering on the back and a sign on the side of the truck that said something like Danger, Stand Back.  I saw some people standing by the back of the truck looking at something.  They walked away and I saw the head of something so I got out of the car.   About then Bob came back with his boards and I said “follow me”.   He thought I saw someone I knew.  Nope.   This is what we saw.  Yep, a full grown tiger.

Her name is Gwen and she is 14 years old and she lives with a family, not a zoo.  The guy that has her raised her from a baby and has taught her 16 tricks and takes her to Clemson games in a roll out cage.   Clemson teams is the Tigers.    He had her in the truck because he had to take her to the vet.   She has a large enclosed space at her house.  She was absolutely beautiful.  I have never had a chance to see a tiger that close up for so long.   I was really stunned at how pretty her markings were.

I have mixed feelings about any animal that is caged.   Hope she is happy and treated well.   The guy that has her said he just bought a 1000 pounds of chicken from Wal Mart to feed her.   Sorry the photo isn’t better.  He said he will be opening a pet store and will have her at the store.


Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

One thought on “You will never believe what I saw at Lowes yesterday

  1. That’s pretty incredible! I’ve been to Lowe’s plenty of times here recently, and the most exciting thing I ran into was a suger-hyped girl scout aggressively hawking her cookies (with free samples, no less). :P

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