It's a bit of a sad time just now as Mimi our cat - shrew and vole catcher extraordinaire - was killed yesterday morning by a vehicle on the road outside our house. We'd had her almost a year to the day.
She was a lovely little thing, following us round like a dog and ambushing Jasper (her best friend), front legs legs outstretched as she pounced. The garden wildlife will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief - she was adept at catching anything furry or feathered, even the odd rabbit. We've buried her under the big hawthorn tree in our top field. We are going to miss her.