I brought the Beach Bums back with me from the UK in June 2012. I know, I know, I’m supposed to take cats over there, not bring them back! But New Start knew of a hoarding situation near them. The man had started with a few, had neutered none … and now had 120 felines in one house (please do note how this illustrates the importance of neutering!). Some were wobbly, most ill with flu and herpes. Vets had been called in and two cats were euthanased because they were so ill. 60 more were on death row because of their health and numbers – shelters just couldn’t take them all in and treat them.
So I said I’d take one; Jennifer said she’d take two (cos she always has to go one better); and I ended coming back with six (don’t ask).