Town cat Ginge immortalised
A four-legged icon of Mangonui has been immortalised in a book.
Mary Ralph recently launched her book Ginge, the Mangonui Town Cat, as a tribute to the furry friend.
Mary had collected many stories and photos about Ginge over the last few years. But when Ginge was run over in March 2018, Mary thought she should hurry up and produce something that would be a fitting tribute to the cat and the people who loved and cared for her.
The book is an acknowledgement of the tight-knit Mangonui community, and the dedication is to “all the businesses, managers and shop staff who care about their customers, even when they are BRAT CATS!”
The book contains a rather harsh lesson about road safety and consequences when you don’t look both ways while crossing the road. It is suitable for children of all ages, even up to 100.
Ginge, the Mangonui Town Cat is available from the Book Shop at Mangonui, Gloss, for $15.
Mary Ralph signs a copy of her book for Paul Corden, the owner of the Waterfront Cafe in Mangonui.