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Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 27th October 2015

I have been overwhelmed by the messages of comfort and sharing which have come in via my Website - generated by the article printed in the Daily Mail.

One lovely lady sent me a message of condolence and shared with me a poem she wrote for her beloved cat Mickey.  I asked if I could reproduce it and she agreed.  It is a far better poem than my poor effort but the sentiments are the same.

 A message for Mickey
I found you on my doorstep
When you were three months old
I took you in and gave you food
Protected you from the cold.

You soon became my greatest friend
so loyal and so true
You followed me around the house
you stuck to me like glue.

You loved being in the kitchen
to watch me doing chores
Washing, drying, cooking food
and even mopping floors !

I let you sleep upon my bed
you loved the sofa too
The armchair and the fireside rug
No thing too good for you

You never hunted birds or mice
you were as good as gold
lovely natured and unique
they really broke the mould

I spoilt you every single day
You brightened up my life
But now my world feels empty
Ive been hit by grief and strife

You passed away one morning
You've reached the great blue sky
My beautiful black cat Mickey
In my heart youll never die.

Miss D Lewis

And there is a happy ending to her story.  Another stray turned up in the garden and now Jeb has a loving home.  

Sadly I no longer have a garden and as I live on a relatively busy road (which Tamby negotiated for 13 years without incident - clever cat) I don't think I shall be so lucky.

With affection to all my fellow cat lovers - and pet lovers in general.

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