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Photo Article from the Greek Hovel… dead cat not bouncing

Tom Winnifrith Friday 26 October 2018

 

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You may remember my joy this summer when my old friend the black and white cat, to whom I had given milk as a kitten, wandered by with her two kittens. Brace yourself this is not a happy tale.

On Wednesday evening with it almost dark I stepped outside of the Bat room  to see one of the kittens racing past.  A few minutes later as I put Joshua into the car to head down to Kambos I could see the kitten sitting on the drive and miaowing and I could hear its mother answering in the distance. I thought no more of it.

On Thursday afternoon after a day spent in the rain in Kardamili we returned home and at the bottom of the drive saw the kitten as you can see below. Rigor Mortis had set in and with a workman’s spade I flipped the body into the bushes so that Joshua would not see it and be upset. The Mrs was traumatised enough, I could not handle both of them blubbering.

Today I saw the cat. No kittens at all now just herself strolling across the hovel in search of prey as is her wont. All alone. I’m sure she is very sad.  I certainly am. The incident has brought back memories of poor Oakley and the Mrs and I are starting to think about a replacement.

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