10-05-2019, 10:13 AM
Re: The Pages of Punch
1979: On the danger list
Originally Posted by Mr Magoo
The man with the seagull on his lap looks justifiably apprehensive when looking at the other animals in the vet’s waiting room.
That reminds me of the time when I took my cat to the vet's, in a cardboard box (with airholes!).
This particular cat had a particularly dominant personality and was extremely feisty, and made her displeasure known by yowling and caterwauling very loudly, and by scrabbling away at the box.
Everyone in the room was looking quite aghast, and they were probably wondering what sort of lynx or wildcat I had in this box.
The yowling got louder and the scrabbling got more destructive.
Anyway, my cat managed to scrabble a hole in the box, so I thought I'd better get her out and hold her on my lap, and I said as much.
People were looking very worried as I opened up the box and started to lift her out.
Their worried looks turned into an explosion of laughter, because my cat was only about three or four months old, and was still a kitten, so was tiny.
The noise and scrabbling, though, would have more befitted a creature like the Beast of Bodmin.
Everyone roared with laughter at this 'ferocious' beast. It was quite embarrassing!