I was driving to church last Sunday, quite early as I was taking the service.
As I was going a tad below the speed limit on the motorway, I saw a small black cat hunched up close against the central reservation, obviously terrified.
Very similar to this
By the time I had clocked it, processed what I’d seen and made the decision I couldn’t leave it there I was probably over a kilometre further down the motorway. So I did what any cat lover would do…
I drove to the péage (tolls), drove on to the next exit, exited the motorway, drove back onto the motorway, went through the tolls, drove up to the next exit, exited the motorway, went through the toll, turned round, went back through the toll, drove back onto the motorway, and stopped on the hard shoulder.
Then I walked briskly along the hard shoulder to where I’d seen the cat.
There it was, still as could be. I waited for a break in the traffic (Sunday morning, there wasn’t very much traffic) and then scurried over. To where a wet and soggy scarf was lying all scrunched up..! I’d driven 30 minutes and 30 kilometres out of my way to rescue a scarf!!!
When I told the congregation why I was only just on time for the service they thought it most amusing!
What a splendid idea!
An inspirational group of cat lovers have replaced every advertising hoarding in Clapham (Cat-ham?!) Common tube station with cat pictures! d The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS, if you didn’t get that) started a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to replace the standard adverts with pictures of, well, cats, with more than 60 adverts displaying cute kittens and cats from every angle.
At first, the plan was just to put up pretty pictures of cats. But after thinking things through, CATS decided to display photos of animals in need of loving homes – so many of the pictures are cats from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home or Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity.
- It would be amazing
- It’s exhausting being asked to buy stuff all the time. “Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can’t afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have? Imagine a world where public spaces made you feel good.”
Bib has taken to licking the dried on coffee scum from around the top of my mug…
All the cats prefer drinking from a jam-jar to drinking from a bowl.
Jasper is unsure about the “sparkles” from sparkling water – but, dammit, he’ll still try drinking it…
And I remember the cat in the cat café in Budapest who spent most of her day in the Ladies toilet waiting for someone to turn on the tap so she could drink from it!