Three years back, we faced the heart-wrenching loss of our beloved cat Edmund, who tragically passed away in an accident, despite our residing in a tranquil rural setting. In the wake of this loss, my wife, Lisa, encountered a cat at the ‘Wrexham Cats Protection’ who had unfortunately lost her sight due to mistreatment. Feeling a deep connection, we chose to welcome her into our family.
This cat had experienced the harsh realities of life on the streets of Wrexham before being rescued. Her eyes had suffered severe injuries, necessitating their removal prior to her joining our household. We named her Gertrude, drawing inspiration from a character in the popular TV series ‘Blackadder.’ Gertrude, understandably, spent her initial days with us in a state of apprehension, a clear reflection of her challenging past experiences.