Posted: 05/03/2013 at 18:40
Our neighbours' middle aged moggy is getting decidedly middle aged, and their old one popped his clogs, so we thought our birds were safe - then one evening the neighbours arrived on our doorstep distraught with a young male tabby with a chicken bone stuck in his throat - OH (being a hero) at great risk to life, limb and woolly jumper, stuck his fingers into the cat's throat and removed the bone.
Not only have the neighbours got a new bird-marauding cat named Pippin, but OH saved his life
Said Pippin keeps creeping through the hedgehog gate in the bottom of the fence and sitting under the bird feeders waiting for them to fall into his lap (not a terribly successful hunting tactic so far). When I see him I open the back door and he scarpers back through the hedgehog gate - when I retire and am around more I'll get a water pistol,
He's a lovely cat - but this is my garden, not his