Friday, 17 May 2013
Charlie the Orchard Cat
Lots of farmers keep feral cats on their farms to help reduce vermin and fruit farmers are no exception however Charlie here is himself a bit of an exceptional cat.
He started life as a feral cat hunting in the orchard and he did very well for himself, supplementing his diet by pinching the farmer's wife's pet cat's dinner!
Unfortunately for Charlie he was reluctant to keep his hunting to just one orchard and would cross the road to another. I think you can imagine what happened next, Charlie was involved in a road traffic accident.
Luckily for Charlie the other farmer's wife (not the one whose cat's dinner he thieved but the lady across the road) found him and took Charlie to the vet. Charlie lost part of his tail, and his manhood but we won't talk about that, and discovered life with a family. A family with dogs.
Charlie can now often be seen, when he isn't out hunting which is still a favourite occupation, accompanying the dogs on their daily walks around the orchard.