The Nextdoor Barbican online noticeboard has a begging letter. Please, the writer writes, help us find our cat, still missing after three weeks: “We’re heartbroken.”
The pet owners have been told by experts that house cats rarely stray far from home. I also know from other cat owners that if cats find a cosier billet elsewhere, with more food and cuddles, they have no hesitation in doing a runner.
Which makes the begging of the Barbican owners sound slightly pathetic. “Please let him come home. He needs us like we need him.”
Not for one moment does it enter the reckoning that they might want the cat’s return more than the cat wants it. It would break their hearts twice over to discover that their precious cat in fact hates their guts.
To see a cute cat video, click here.