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Tonight we called the dieren ambulance.
A cat has been appearing in our front garden a few days ago. She was sitting on the bench looking soggy. But seemed to disappear after that.
A couple of days later, she was lying on the grass.
This evening when I went out to go to swimming the cat was on the grass again. In the same spot and looking decidedly less active.
I’m not a big pet or animal person but she wasn’t well. I fetched water and she drank deeply, using her paw in the water too. I stroked her back and felt her bones. This cat wasn’t doing well but she was calm.
We called the dieren ambulance. which us the animal ambulance her in Holland. Then I found her a little food but she didn’t eat much.
When the local hero arrived he scanned her but didn’t find a chip. As he put her in the travel cage, which she complied with, he commented that she was smelly.
I was reminded of that scene from Friends where phoebe sings about the smelly cat.
But all daft comedy shows aside, I hope the poor wee cat is okay.
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