Up the road or down, sometimes further afield, often not for long, we're out most days.
I would have liked to have eavesdropped on this conversation! It sounds so sweet and poetic."Pansy-faced" cat; such a gorgeous image. Did it have a black masked face with a light colored body?
I have never encountered a man so conspicuously broody and tender- hearted! such a shame he seems not to have children and dogs of his own!The cat was a little pied tortoiseshell,much as you describe, probably with a bit of Siamese, such as there are quite a few of hereabouts, there being an old Siamese patriarch tomcat nearby. Have you ever come across Kathleen Hale's Orlando the Marmalade Cat books? One of his kittens was a tortoiseshell called Pansy. If you don't know them, find them for your children, they're such charming books!
I will look for these books . . . if not for my children, than for a little boy that I tutor. (He is obsessed with cats and only wants to read stories that feature them.)I do like a tender-hearted man! Funny that he hasn't found a willing partner . . .
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