Tigers are my favorite animals. I am attracted to their colors, elegant movements and the fierceness in the way they protect their territory, whether it is the land they hunt or their family. They are built for power and are a symbol of strength and courage. Oh and yes there is no distinction between male and female in their color or demeanor. Both are just as fierce and dominant, which makes them an equal opportunity couple. Recently, I completed a jigsaw puzzle of a close-up photo of a tiger’s face. It was one of the most difficult 1000-piece puzzles I have ever done as well as the most beautiful. It took true persistence for me to finish it. Many times I walked away and threatened to quit. However I persisted! Weeks after finishing it, I decided to glue it together to create a work of art to hang on my wall. As I write this blog, I am looking into her eyes and the courage hiding deep within their depths. I believe this courage is one of the reasons why I am so drawn to this animal.