Posted: 01/05/2016 at 22:00
It didn't happen quite like that ... Smokey dropped dead at a very young age. A suitably qualified scientific friend did a post mortem and diagnosed a heart malformation. She had been having a go at taxidermy and asked if we wanted the cat back or if she could have a go at her taxidermy with it. Wonky appeared to have moved on and I didn't think there would be a problem.
How was I to know that said friend would be so chuffed with her taxidermy efforts that she donated Smokey to the local museum where she was a volunteer ... she wasn't the most 'child-focussed' of people, despite (or perhaps because of) having twin daughters of her own