As a bit of relief from 'It's-easy-when-you-know-how' website building, I turned to one of my four-footed and feathered friends (our neighbour's cat, Arthur):
Deft paws and an oversized brain
make our ‘owners’ so easy to train
although there is no doubt
when we wish to go out
they’re too dozy to switch off the rain.
Many cat ‘owners’ who don’t have a cat flap have had the experience, provoked by Cat’s attention seeking scratching of the sofa upholstery, of hurrying to let Cat out every few minutes, only to have Cat observe that it’s still raining, glare at their ‘owner’for not switching the rain off then return to their seat by the fire.
It's almost two years since I published In Our Fathers' Footsteps (see under BOOKS). My latest book, One Dog and His Cop, about my cousin's police dog,was published 30 November this year (see under BOOKS).