My recent post Your cat is a music therapist attracted a large readership; so today I have another rather more edgy post about cats. Almost two years ago our cat Ginger suffered a very serious injury to a rear haunch, caused in the view of the vets that treated him by his leg being trapped in an illegal rabbit snare for more than 24 hours. Due to the miraculous skill of orthopaedic surgeon James Tattersall of the Grove Veterinary Group at Fakenham, Ginger's irreparably damaged ligament was replaced with a synthetic substitute and he regained full mobility. Ginger was ten when injured, so we decided to make him a house cat to protect the injured leg, and he has adapted remarkably well to his new life. However we recently bought him a Mywood cat jacket so he can exercise outdoors on a lead. Before his injury Ginger was an inveterate hunter, and he has started hunting again on his lead. Today he achieved a pretty remarkable result for a cat on a lead, as the photos show. If you are squeamish or Buddhist please do not view them too closely.
Another post told the story of a cat that I met at a Sufi shrine in India. The welfare of cats as well as humans remains a preoccupation of mine; so I commend my virtual friend, musician and author Jayaprakash Satyamurthy's crowdfunded project to start Bangalore's first cat shelter.
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