On 28 Oct 2019 16:55:24 GMT, Jim Easterbrook <***@jim-easterbrook.me.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Jim Easterbrook
Has Ambridge ever had a mad cat lady? I'm thinking it's a role Kate could
be ready to adopt, along with all Hilda's kittens.
There was an MCL in the village my parents used to live in over 10 years
ago. She had about a dozen cats and as her garden backed onto my parents'
garden dad did what he could to keep the cats out. She objected to this
and dad pointed out he didn't like finding cat poo in the vegetable
patch. Her reply was "If you leave it to dry for a few days it's easy to
move. That's what I do when they do it in the house."
The MCL in my Kent village didn't actually own more than one cat (possibly
not even one). She used to kidnap other people's cats and hold them against
their will. Whenever a friend's cat disappeared for more than 36 hours she
would call out MCL's daughter to come over and investigate/liberate any
cats found inside her mother's house.
Mined ewe, I gave house and garden room to one cat which belonged to the
same friend for a while - giving it house room was entirely inadvertent. We
had no pets at the time and I had noticed this beautiful long-haired
creature was making itself comfortable in my garden most days.
On one hot night that summer I had left the landing window open when I went
to bed. I dreamt I was stroking a cat and woke up to find I was. Quite how
it managed to get in through that window I don't know but it was after that
I realised where it lived and was told it was staying away from home, apart
from quick visits for meals, because the household had acquired a puppy and
Orwell the cat disapproved.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959