Meet Dale and Alia! Stunningly gorgeous animals. They move so elegantly. They came upstairs after eating a bunch of chicken carcasses in our yard.
Mom: "Could they...eat us?"
Trainer: "Oh don't worry, they just had lunch."
Dale reminded me of Pushkin. The dogs were locked in the kitchen the entire time...it kills me that they'll never know what that smell was! Is that a weird thing to be concerned about when there are two tigers in your house?
Beautiful eyes. So jealous that Lu got the tigers in her bedroom! I have a Vermeer print and a faux-blood-spattered "TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!" poster on my wall, so my room got nixed. Lulu's bed smelled like tiger (think wet dog meets the zoo) for a week.
Tiger cubs are super playful. Like godzilla kittens with razor-sharp claws. [Edit: Clarification: THE TIGERS WERE NOT DECLAWED. That's cruel.] You know how housecats will paw at your leg? Tigers do the same. They don't actively hunt humans (only polar bears do that, fun fact), but they could totally take you out in good fun.
They brought us tiger outfits in case Dale and Alia "didn't cooperate." Not pictured here: the fishnets, leashes, and striped tails... my dad took one look and was like, "Yeah, I don't think so." Not my cup of tea either. Luckily, the tigers behaved :)
The peerless Martin Schoeller at work...it was an honor to be in his discarded polaroids!
I wore that red dress to prom last year. I think it looked better on my mom...also, 99% of photocreds for this post go to LULU.
Hope you don't mind the picture-heavy post! Any questions about the tigers? Or anything else? Leave me a comment!