Tinker joined our family
She had a tail originally, (even though you can't see it here,)
but lost it after a nasty encounter with a neighbour's
Here she's sharing the
swing with Whisky, our part poodle,
part terrier, part whatever . . . who we had from
1967 to 1983. Whisky didn't like the swing as much
as Tinker did !
Craig thought Tinker should
wear a hat
to protect her ears from the sun . . .
Tinker wasn't so sure !
When Tinker went off to
the Rainbow Bridge
in 1984, we missed her so much that we decided
to adopt a new kitten, Spooky, who . . we were assured
by the pet shop salesperson . . was a female. But . . .
" Don't know what sort of creatures these are ! ! "
In 1987, Spooky's tail
also met with a mishap.
He'd been out exploring one day and came home
with no fur or skin left on half of it . . . looked
like he'd had a run-in with some sort of trap.
The vet said it had to go . . . Spooky was not amused :o(
When Grizabella adopted us in 1987, she came as part of a package
She wandered in one day, emaciated and sad, and I just couldn't resist
her plea for help. I fed her, much to Spooky's disapproval, and managed
to gain her confidence enough to remove a piece of string which was
tied tightly around her body. The next day Grizzy returned, with one
small black and white kitten scampering closely behind. The following
day, she brought two kittens, and on the third day, there were three !
The kittens were totally feral, and if we did manage to catch one at all,
it would shred our skin with its needle claws. I continued to feed them
until we moved to our new home four months later. Grizzy went with us
and the new family called the Cat Protection society to take two of
the kittens, with the intention of taming the third as a pet.
How successful they were, I don't know !
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