'A Tiger in the House' is a fictional short story by Ruskin Bond. In it, a grandfather adopts and cares for a young tiger cub, named as Timothy. The tiger is raised on milk, then mutton, then pigeons and rabbits as he grows. He is initially scared of the family's puppy but then plays with him. A change came over him. He became less friendly, in fact, more dangerous than the Grandfather took him to Lucknow Zoo. After six months, the Grandfather went to see Timothy. Keeper observed him with alarm. He also recognised the Grandfather. He informed the Grandfather about Timothy's death of pneumonia.