I’ve tried to work out how to tell this story without it being an incomprehensible mess, but I think my writing skills aren’t up to it. Here is the simple edited version.
This cat was found in a Hartlepool garden a couple of days ago and she just stayed there. Eventually, the garden’s owner started asking around to see if anyone knew where she belonged. I heard about it because my friend Lynda rang to ask if I knew of anyone who had lost a Siamese.
It has been very cold today in Hartlepool and we have had flurries of snow and hail, so Lynda took the cat in (despite the potential mayhem when resident cat Fudge smelled or saw her). She was clearly not a stray, because Lynda reported she loved being cuddled. The plan was to take her to the vet’s tomorrow to find if she was micro-chipped.
However, the owners had placed an advert in the local paper, word got around and within a couple of hours had come to Lynda’s house to collect her. The cat is called PusPus and had walked a good long distance and crossed several major roads during her adventure. Her lady owner had been suffering sleepless nights and had virtually given up hope of PusPus’ return.
We once had our own lost cat mini-drama and I can’t imagine how horrible the last few days must have been for the owners. I bet PusPus either acquires a collar or becomes an indoor cat from now on!
As the wind howls around our windows, I am very glad to report such a happy ending to this particular story.