by Lily P., 1st grade
Tigers have very sharp teeth. Tigers are gigantic. I am not sure why I like tigers, but I do. Maybe it’s because of their stripes. Maybe it’s because of their eyes. Or maybe it’s their fuzziness.
The first time I saw a tiger was at the Portland Zoo. For some reason Eugene does not have a zoo. It was a field trip with my kindergarten class. I was six. I’m seven now. It was really cool. It’s cool to see different kinds of wild animals.
When I first saw a tiger, there were two of them. One was drinking from the pond, and the other was sleeping. I’m not sure if they were related. Each was as big as a bike with a Burley trailer.
I didn’t say anything. I just looked at them. I thought they were really cool. I thought if I got a baby one then it would like me and I could be with it my whole life. I would give it a name that would go with its personality. If it ate my hamster (I bet it would) I would name it Augustus after my hamster. I would get to pet it all the time and it would sleep with me. It would probably be pretty heavy, though, so it would sleep on the side. I would move by a pond and feed it fish. My mom has a pond by her house but it’s just a tiny pond. I doubt there are fish.
I really like Tigers.
(as told to Zanne)