frenchielove - Glad you enjoyed the tale (tail?!) and thank you for your kind words. There are two other tigers, Pearl and Topaz, belonging to my daughter and have been with us since she was a child, I think even longer than Stripe has. One is white, the other black but aside from their different colours are identical in shape and design. I am a great lover of soft toys and have a few penguins, lions and cows, most gifts from my daughter and she has quite a few of her own from her younger years and those bought for her more recently by her boyfriend. My husband reckons we'll soon have to buy another house, just for the soft toys to live in!!