THE ANIMAL WHISPERER
Amanda De Warren speaks to Jane’s cat Gerald
AMANDA SAYS Gerald tells me he was abandoned by his previous owners and got feline HIV a few years ago, although he’s still in very good shape. Jane’s father, who passed over quite a few years ago, comes through. He says he led Gerald to Jane as he knew she would look after him.
Gerald has been with Jane and her husband for two years and is about seven years old. He wasn’t in good shape and thanks Jane for looking after him so well. He’s afraid of black plastic bags – his previous owners tried to put him in one.
Jane’s dad loves animals and brings through a cat who has passed over called Leonard. He tells me he came with the house when they bought it, and thanks Jane for taking him in and loving him. Her dad then brings other cats and three dogs. He also brings her mum, who has passed over, to say hello. Gerald tells me he’s very sweettempered mostly, but sometimes gets his “evil face” on – especially around food – and attacks Jane. However he never attacks his dad, Jane’s husband, who he adores.
JANE SAYS Gerald was being aggressive and I couldn’t understand why, so I turned to Amanda on a friend’s recommendation. He’s a lot more content and lovable now – he even sits with us more! I was also amazed Amanda connected with my father. It makes sense that Dad led my cats to me – he was always an animal lover.