Cat Lady

I’ve missed my morning walks over the past few months, since I developed a problem with my foot.  We live in a fairly well populated residential area that has lots of parklands, greens, play areas … and cats.  During the time when I was walking regularly I got to know quite a lot of the local cats (I think it’s fair to say we have more than our fair share of felines in the neighbourhood), and I’d know which ones were up for a stroke, which ones would welcome me in the hope that I might have a key to their house to let them in, and which ones would scurry off into the bushes.  This first one has the most beautiful markings I have ever seen.  And blue eyes…

IMG_1114Our local animal rescue centre at Wood Green, near Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, tells me that black cats are the hardest to rehome.  This was one of the lucky ones:


They do say that ginger-haired people have fiery tempers.  This cat certainly didn’t look at all pleased to be captured on camera.  It’s a little blurry, I think I took it right at the moment of flight back into his own garden.


The first cat we ever had, in fact it was already in residence before I was born, was a tabby called Domby, named after a Dickensian character.  This tabby knows how to strike a pose:

DSCF3373I read recently that if you construct a circle on the floor, from anything – rope, hose, plastic etc, a cat will feel the need to sit in the centre of it.  I suppose a manhole cover suffices just as well.

IMG_0963Which one is your favourite?




About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to Cat Lady

  1. I would have a black cat in an instant, Sandra. But then again, our first rescue dog was a brindle and we were told they were especially difficult to place. Maybe I’m just contrary! Hope your foot’s feeling better. We had company this week, so I didn’t get in my usual walks. Can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow morning!


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    • Sandra says:

      I’ve really missed walking Janet. It’s a chronic condition (capsulitis) which has good, bad and better days. They seem to have been pretty bad in recent months, but I did get two walks in this weekend. The cats gave no indication of having missed me! 🙂

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