I was off to Scotland for three weeks a few days later and, not knowing the feline situation in Ireland, got in touch with a local animal welfare organisation thinking they would take Shapoloh in and rehome her. When I came back three weeks later she was still there. Imagine my surprise! I’d been sure an adorable wee thing like her would be gone in a flash. And that was my introduction to animal welfare in Ireland. Too many cats, not enough homes.

So I took Shapoloh home with me and introduced her to Crusty Reilly, my only resident puss at the time. She lurved her uncle Crusty! Though I would discover later she’d no time at all for other cats.

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