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Up the Chimney
Like most cats, Harry dislikes disruption and hated the decorator disturbing his tranquillity.
That evening, I heard a frantic meowing. I investigated and to my horror found he was trapped up the chimney and couldn't escape.
I called a neighbour who was rather incredulous at my story but came to investigate.
He had a bright idea and remembered the houses have a chimney sweep's hatch . He climbed up a ladder and rescued a terrified Harry who was now a grey cat rather than a ginger one.
We retired to bed. By morning Harry was his usual pristine self.
The Lap Cat
Filipos was born a street kitten. He was rescued from a car engine on Syros, Greece.
I adopted him through a wonderful charity. He has proved to be the most affectionate of lap cats.
Sometimes though his desire to always be beside me gets him into trouble,
One day, I was taking a bath. Filipos decided he should be on my lap and leaped into the bath to join me.
The water gave him a shock and he fled dripping down the stairs at such speed that my poor cleaning lady had a fright.
His devotion makes him very special.