There I was trying to persuade Charlie that actually sitting down on a nice warm bed/dry carpet/ polished floor/shiny sink/bathtub is far better than sitting outside in the rain when three of my neighbours - whom I’ve never met because this is a fairly large estate - came by and all said, “Hello there Charlie”! Or words to that effect.
Of course they all petted and fussed over him and asked me if I was Charlie’s “owner”.
And of course I said, yes! And of course they all told me each of their little adventures with Charlie – how he sits by their fence, how he’s so friendly and how he likes being stroked.
It’s amazing how a cat can save me from being so introverted – now even if they don’t know my name and I don’t know theirs, I have three more new neighbours I can say hello to!
Don’t ask me how they know his name though! Well I sort of guessed my next door neighbour told them.
Charlie says: These plants are deaded.
Have a thumbs up Tuesday, everyone!!! I'm back editing chapter 1...!