AlanI’ve had my beautiful cat, Alan, since he was a kitten.  He’s now 15 years of age, and he has grown into an adorable friend.  For a tom cat, he’s so affectionate and sits with me all day, every day, sometimes going under my jumper for extra warmth and cuddles.

When I come in from being out somewhere, he’s waiting for me on the banisters and gives me a kiss as if he’s saying ‘hi Mum, you’re home!’

All I can say is my cat Alan has been a godsend to me; he’s been there through some hard times for me and he’s the most precious and best friend I could have.   I love and adore him.

Liz Charman,

Dorking, Surrey, UK

Dogs Come when Called

"Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you."

"Of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room."

Edward Verrall Luca (essayist)