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In the year 2000 I was living alone on my yacht in La Linea, Spain, when a close friend persuaded me to get a ship’s cat, for company. After some thought I agreed and we went, together, to the Cat Welfare Centre in Gibraltar where, we had been told, they had a number of cats looking for homes. The number turned out to be 100 but the staff were quite expert in their knowledge of the cats and helped me to choose one which they thought would be most suitable.
How right they were and Patrici immediately settled down to her new life as ship’s cat and my close friend and companion.
In 2003/4 after a motorcycle accident left me with a broken foot and other injuries, she took on the role as nurse which gave her the experience to be my full time nurse after a heart by-pass operation in 2005.
I am now married and with my wife we live in Romania, where Patrici has found that her world has expanded a thousand fold but, her love and affection continues, widened by an extra person to love.