In just two days, there have been over 6000 shares, views and comments in response to my open letter to whoever shot my beautiful Pike. The local press and radio have been in touch and word has spread all over Facebook and Twitter. Thank you so much – you have been amazing. Well, 99.9% of you have been but I guess there will always be some people who have shards of ice in their hearts – we should feel sorry for them because they will never know the love and trust that can exist in a home shared with a cat.
In writing the letter, I hoped to reach whoever took Pike’s life. I hoped that anyone thinking about harming an animal in this way might think again. I hoped to keep my other cats safe. Yet I know it made a lot of you very sad and I realised how unfair it was. You’ve shared in our sorrow but had no chance to share in our joy.
So here’s a little video, just for you – Pike had a short life but a fabulous one, he was great – smile and know that he was loved:
Music by my fabulous brother who also makes guitars!! And amplifiers. He’s pretty clever.
Kathryn Evans is an author and farmer’s wife. She lives on a strawberry farm near Chichester, with her husband, two children and a host of furred and feathered creatures. More of Me, published by Usborne, is her debut novel. Agent: Sophie@sophiehicksagency.com