Cool for cats talk in Boldmere ...
12 July 2018
Members of Boldmere Methodist Afternoon Fellowship enjoyed an afternoon in the company of Cats Protection education volunteer Sheila Pennell and jam-maker and all-round feline expert Jenny Reynolds on Tuesday, 10 July. And although it was unbearably hot outside, it was pleasantly ‘cool for cats’ inside the airy welcoming venue of Boldmere Methodist church.
Around half the members owned cats either currently or in the past and knew most of the (right!) answers to the ‘what do you know about cats’ quiz. This was followed by a presentation on the history of the charity – now 91 years old – and finished on a happy note when Sheila displayed posters showing all the ways that cats show their love for their humans (or should that be servants?) These include the way they greet us with their tails up, blink slowly, and roll over to show their tummies to prove they trust us.
Pictured with Sheila are Boldmere Methodist Afternoon Fellowship members Malcolm Boden, Judy Cartwright and Maureen Turner. Around twenty came along to learn more about cats and meet up for good company, tea and biscuits.
Says Sheila: “It was so kind of everyone to bring in cat food and to give us a donation. And a beautiful bunch of flowers too. Maybe the nicest outcome was one lady, Patricia, after the talk, said she had given it some thought and would like to adopt an older cat. These cats are often on their second or third home, and so very much deserve a happy retirement. Paws crossed it happens."
Maureen Turner, who booked the CP talk, was pleased to ‘have CP along’. Says Maureen: “I’m glad Sheila and Jen enjoyed their afternoon with us. Our thanks for coming along to talk about cats and make us all smile. I bought some home-made jam which looks delicious and my son is very keen to try some!”
** Education talks, which are fun and interactive, can be arranged. Call the helpline on 0345 260 1503