This little cat and dog were found wandering lost and wounded in Tralee around Christmas time. They had both been deliberately scalded, according to the vet. The dog kept licking the cat's wounds. The two were brought to a wonderful rescue centre/farm called Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) - see www.ahar.ie and also Facebook. When anyone tried to separate them, they screamed blue murder so the vet had to examine them together. They've been called Bonnie (the cat) and Clyde (the dog). At first AHAR couldn't get them adopted because no one wanted a cat and a dog and the centre had decided they had to go together. But now, after coverage in the Irish media - front page of the Irish Examiner - offers are pouring in. So happy ending! (And we won't even think of what kind of cretins would injure animals and abandon them like that. Monsters walk the earth in human form.)
I was born in Ireland and grew up in Toronto, Canada with my seven sisters and two brothers. Left home at seventeen to live in a commune, then headed off across Canada with my pal, Carole, and we hitch-hiked around California for months, then back up to Vancouver(Van as we called it then) and across Canada with two more pals, Linda and Peggy. A year later, headed off to Malaysia and Borneo with Jeunesse Canada Monde/Canada World Youth for a year. Baik-lah! Back home, went to Trinity College at the University of Toronto (posh blokes) while also joining the Canadian Naval Reserve as an Officer Cadet. Trained on the east and west coasts of Canada every summer. Great fun. Then what? Hmm. Started to write books, dodgy personal life (that's personal but let's just say it's been a long time between drinks) started to wander around the world, had a darling daughter, settled down in Ireland, wrote more books.