Cats have featured a lot in my life. They have usually been rescue animals who have been saved. On of the first cats in my life was called Rascle. She was saved from being put down because her owner discovered she was allergic to cats.
In the photographs are Cleo and Zach. Zach was abandoned in a forest and climbed a tree to escape the local wild life. We decided to adopt him from the farm where he was found. When I heard his story I Christened him Zacchaeus after another famous person who climbed a tree. Cleo was a rescue from the Cats Protection League. It has taken four years but now she is beginning to believe that I am not out to kill her and sometimes will sleep on my bed.
One the case is Drucilla who was the rescue cat living at the Lunt Roman Fort. We were told that we would never see the working cats unless they wanted to be fed. You can see from the photograph just how shy she was.