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The Tail Of MISTER Bingley


Bingley had been thinning out around the base of her tail and assumed that it was mange or fleas or whatever, so we gave our vet a call.  Now Bingley had been a timeshare cat for a fair while, but because she had moved in with us on a more permanent basis, we assumed that Bing was a stray.  She needed medical attention.  Imagine the horror that we turn up there hoping to get her treated - only to find that she is tagged and is noticed as missing.  I was absolutely shocked and heartbroken when the vet called Bingley's actual folks, who we have found lives down the road from us.  And that slinky Bingley with the girly soft fur and cuddly demeanor was actually MISTER Bingley - very definitely a 'blue toothbrush' cat..  Anyway, we walked away from the vet minus Bingley, I was absolute inconsolable.

Bingley's folks gave us a knock and returned him to us, saying he is happier here and gave him over. I was blubbing and doing my best 'puss, puss' and we have their number etc.  It's all worked out in the end and Bingley is now crashed out in the other room.

It has taken a dent out of my research for today and I think I will do the Roger Allam skit in The Thick of It. I am early on the train tomorrow for my last ever lecture and am in lock in all weekend so I can finish the bloody thing.

Anyway - The Thick of It - Juvenile humour at it's best.

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May. 10th, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I am so happy that this had a happy ending! That was very lovely of them to do!
May. 10th, 2017 08:15 pm (UTC)
It was dreadful - imagine feeling that you are a kitty-napper and then the cat is taken away by Christ knows who. Bingley is a beloved family member and it felt like I had put him down. It was very lovely of them to bring him back. They do have four other cats, two dogs and now kittens, so that might have been part of the reason. The guy was great and was was very grateful.
May. 10th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
At least all's well and all that! *hugs*
May. 11th, 2017 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh wow. So glad that the "old" owners gave him back! Smart and kind of them.
May. 11th, 2017 12:27 am (UTC)
They were seriously lovely - both of us girls were weeping over Bingley who was a bit nonplussed about the whole thing.
May. 11th, 2017 11:14 am (UTC)

I'm so glad kitty was returned to you! I had a cat who'd adopted me and my husband (and 2 dogs and 3 cats and a snake) years ago - "Steve" the gorgeous hissing gangster cat of the neighborhood; he wouldn't let anyone pet him or really even approach him so I was quite honored he liked me and would sleep on my lap and eventually let me carry him around and snuggle him. He even walked our dogs with us his last few years, which was amusing, since he was so grumpy to everyone and everything else but was calm and happy with us. I knew he was technically a neighbor's but he lived with us - we fed him, had him vaccinated, and he fought other cats so we would call them to tell them "we're taking your cat to the vet. We'll let you know how it goes!" Anyway, 5 years of that and finally I just asked "Can we just officially say that Steve is my cat? He's now actually moved into my home. Please?" They looked at me as if I were a lunatic and said "I suppose so. He has an awful attitude and hisses and bites, so if you really must..." It was bizarre but he was, I guess, finally MY cat! So, yeah.... yay for formally adopting your kitty from the other folks! He's obviously quite content to be with you! Also yay they were so sweet about the situation!!! Hope he's feeling better!

May. 11th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
What an epic cat Stevie must have been. I had a hissy, bitey feral cat called Tiggy, who was legitimately rehomed in my house. Once she stopped being a fish wife, she calmed down enough to chill out - would even want to have a non bitey Kitty tussle with our old mog - both now deceased). Both cats used to make social visits to the little old ladies who lived behind us. Lap of luxury too - roast chicken, prawns. I should have sent them out with a doggy (or rather a kitty) bag and snaffle some for me.

Bing looked like he had been to hell and back. Deposited at the vets then picked up by former owners, then brought home. Made a fuss of me this morning, which I appreciated.
May. 11th, 2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
What a shocker! Glad it had a happy ending for you and Bingley is home.
May. 11th, 2017 06:33 pm (UTC)
Not sure who is more relieved - us or the cat :-)
May. 11th, 2017 03:30 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you got a happy ending and got to keep your beautiful, adorable cuddle-puss!
I'm amused Bingley turned out to be a boy, anyway – I had wondered about 'her' from her name, and Mr Bingley is far more appropriate (I detested the novel, but as I recall the sister/s was/were unpleasant characters!)!
May. 11th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
I am not into Jane Austin, but kinda realised who Bingley was and yes, there is a Lizzie and a Mr Darcy too. It's called all sorts - Bingle/Bobo etc. I think he responds to anyone with a sachet of Felix
May. 11th, 2017 07:13 pm (UTC)
He is a real beauty, anyway! You are lucky to be graced with his furry presence.
May. 11th, 2017 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yes - he is lovely :-)
May. 11th, 2017 05:04 pm (UTC)
Lucky you and lucky cat to have you!
May. 11th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks - relieved all round :-)
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