Kanga, Roo, and Tigger were all late arrivals to the Forest
newcomers is probably a better expression and for some reason they jumped
and bounced about and ended living in the same place. Roo was
a baby animal who lived in a family with his mother. Kanga was the
ultimate mother. She tended to mother all the animals in the One
Hundred Acre Woods, but seemed to realize that Tigger need as much love
and kindness as did her child Roo. Tigger became Roo's older brother
Roo lived in Kanga's pouch and of course arrived with Kanga.
Like Pooh, they were actual toys belonging to Christopher Milne, but both
Kanga and Tigger were later arrivals, presents from, his parents, carefully
chosen not just for the delight they might give to their new owner, but
also for their literary possibilities.
Kanga counted and kept track
of Roo's things and fed Roo liked watercress sandwiches. Roo's mother
bathed him, gave him medicine and put him to bed for the night. Tigger,
Kanga and Roo all liked to bounce so Tigger taught Roo to do the super
dooper bounce, and Roo wanted to be just like Tigger. Kanga always
knew where Roo was at any time and never relaxed her vigilance unless Roo
was safe in her pouch.
When piglet took Roo's place in Kanga's pouch, Roo really like being with
Rabbit and he played with him often. The other animals all decided
they liked Roo and his mother..