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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Holly's Cat Ate His Finger

It's not often that a headline in the Stornoway Gazette catches my eye in that way that this one did.  It's the sort of article that makes the weekly worth buying.


I'm hoping that the Stornoway Gazette will regard this as a publicity exercise to help stem their dwindling circulation and overlook the possible copyright breach (if such a breach it is).  Unfortunately the article is not available on line.

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    1. It depends what for Adrian. Reading interesting stories certainly. They are usually so small these days though that they aren't much used for all the practical uses like providing insulation for storing ones begonias during the winter.

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  2. I enjoyed this story...very well written and intriguing...wish I could have read to the end.
    Wonder if the cats were laughing at him?

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    1. Why couldn't you read it to the end Virginia? Can you not see the whole photo?

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    2. Thanks for emailing me the entire article GB....I enjoyed it to the end.

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  3. The article ends with "so they" which is infuriating. I wanted to read it to the end! Great practical joke Graham!...Not!

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    1. I think, YP, it's something to do with your browser settings. The whole article is on my post. I don't have an email address for you but if you PM me I'll send you a copy. I wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

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  4. I think those of the above readers who could not read the whole article probably might be able to do so if they use "ctlr-" (because for me the text coloumn to the right disappeared when I used ctrl+ to enlarge, but it came back when I used ctrl-, although that makes the text small and hard to read if you have a small screen). I seem to recall you had this problem with text/images before but solved it, but perhaps that was on the NZ blog and you haven't done the same thing on this one?

    ... Anyway, gruesome story told in an entertaining way ... (although I have to confess I'm not sure I understand the point in the last paragraph, about taking the kids to the swimming pool)

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    1. In medieval times, suspected witches were thrown into ponds (usually under the supervision of and on the instruction of a priest). If they drowned, they were innocent. If they survived, they were witches and burned at the stake.

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    2. Thanks Monica. I think that may be a solution for YP. I wasn't sure about the last paragraph either until I read Marcel's explanation. Thanks.

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  5. I think he's exaggerating. I had the end of a finger nipped off by a brown bear at the zoo when I was very small. And didn't make half so much fuss. Ah.....those were the days (when you could get up close to the animals). I feel quite nostalgic.

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    1. Frances there's nothing like a bit of exaggeration to make good reading. As a writer I'm sure you must have been tempted on occasion.

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  6. I could read it to the end ~ but then your blog comes through to my email so I don't have to worry about screen sizes and your photos being truncated ~ much like the fellows finger.

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    1. Fellow's finger ~ the apostrophe police will be on to me next.

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    2. That one gave me a good smile Carol. Thanks.

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