This little beauty is currently living at a cat rescue centre near here. My daughter is due to start volunteering there this weekend and I’m confident she will be in her element. It’s a lovely shelter and, when we asked what duties would include, we were told “sometimes they just need stroking”.
We were instructed to familiarise ourselves with the cats and by the end of our visit we were beginning to recognise quite a few of them, including Dave, who rarely ventures out from the top of the shed.
At the other end of the social spectrum, there are lots of inquisitive little ginger kittens there right now and I’m sure they will have no trouble finding homes. Some of the cats there are older - or, like Dave, troubled - and therefore harder to home. Some will even spend the rest of their days there. But I have to admit that it’s hard to feel sorry for the cats as the shelter is so lovely and homely!
I’m deliberately not naming the shelter as I haven’t asked permission to publicise but if anyone local is in need of a cat or two (and I firmly believe it’s a “need” and not a “want”), please get in touch and I’ll give you the details.