IN­FAN­TILE FUSS OVER A CAT

The Witness - Wheels - - INSIGHT -

“MR Cat has to go” ( The Wit­ness, Fe­bru­ary 17).

It seems to me that just a lit­tle for­bear­ance and em­pa­thy are needed in this case. We have two cats that reg­u­larly wan­der into our yard and are sim­ply shooed away — not a prob­lem.

Such an in­fan­tile fuss over a cat is the sort of ac­tion that will keep me away from a re­tire­ment vil­lage. I have no de­sire to spend my twi­light years reg­u­lated by rules and sub­ject to the pet­ti­ness of in­tol­er­ant old fo­gies. In any case, gen­er­ally speak­ing, I don’t par­tic­u­larly like old peo­ple, es­pe­cially those who can find noth­ing bet­ter to do than look for rea­sons to grum­ble and com­plain. I find the com­pany of younger and pos­i­tive peo­ple so much more stim­u­lat­ing.

Oh! By the way, I am 75 years old.

GE­ORGE FAWDRY

Claren­don

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