Billy No Mates IS neutered I hasten to add but, although neutered, TOM’s who have experienced sexual activity will continue in that vein albeit they are ‘firing blanks’.
The Police continue their investigations into the shootings of Billy No Mates and Gracie May The Fruit Bat and are insisting they WILL prosecute the perpetrator should he/she be found out.
In the meantime, Billy No Mates whilst recovering well had something of a shock this evening. As did we all.
Bumble aka The Bumble aka Bumbleeny was an elderly cat of some 18 years. She had been unwell for sometime but, as a feisty little madam she continued to climb a six foot fence at will and attack any cat – including Billy No Mates – who stepped out of line in her matriarchal opinion.
Bumble was never a ‘big’ cat. Quite the reverse, she was petite. Never the less, Bumble ruled the cat domain with a will of iron and, frankly, whether human or feline, nobody messed with Bumble.
Tonight, at precisely 19:35 hours Bumble had a fit and died within seconds.
Billy No Mates was by her side asleep prior to the fit occurring. He leapt up as if shot (again) as Bumble suddenly convulsed. Within seconds she was gone.
Some believe that cats are so individual they are not ‘pets as we know them’. Dogs obey – if well trained, hamsters and gerbils run around a cage, fish swim about doing nothing much, parrots can be trained to ‘say things’.
Cats are cats. They allow you to live in their home – regardless of it being YOUR home – because it is their home and, providing you feed them on demand and, basically, behave yourself in a way acceptable to them you can continue living there. That’s cats for you eh?
Seconds after Bumble aka The Bumbles aka Bumbleeny passed away Billy No Mates went out into the garden and ‘howled’.
I kid you not. He actually ‘howled’.
I have never heard such a sound from a cat in my life. A dog? Yes, but a cat?
As it happens the wifey and the daughter howled too – I didn’t but, as a man I had to retain a ‘stiff upper lip’.
I can’t describe adequately the sound Billy No Mates made but I have never heard anything remotely like it anywhere or at anytime.
Sleep tight Bumble. Billy No Mates marked your passing with the most extraordinary sound I have ever heard from anything or anyone. He actually ‘howled’ for you.
Sleep tight our little one eyed furry bundle of fun.