That was always going to be what I called the cafe; I bought the website address several years before I bought the cafe.  Yes, we love Cats, but we also understand the bad press Black Cats get around the world.  It is felt that they get left in the Rescue homes as they aren’t photogenic, aren’t cute, or people think of them as bad karma.  We wanted to support them.  Cats for us are independent, and yet, in their own way, they know when you need love and support, and will come to you naturally, and are happy just to sit and be by your side.  This is a trait I admire in people, the way that some people just know when you need a supportive smile, hand on shoulder, or hug.  Somehow, they are there for you.

This was Merlin, a rescue cat.  Saved from being left in a box in a layby with his brother, Cookie.  He was with us for 8 years.  He was a very cosmopolitan cat who would have lived off Parma Ham if allowed.  He used to sit on my chest, looking over my shoulder, but if you went near his tail, he’d whip it away quickly out of reach.