Friday, 11 November 2011

Sad news

Sad news - we found Keith, my lovely plot cat, dead inside a water butt this week. We don't know how or why he climbed in it but once in he must have been unable to get out and he drowned.

I had been looking for him because I hadn't seen him for three days and it was a terrible shock to find him there. I have been making sure that all water butts have a top on, or are emptied and turned upside-down. Easy to be wise after the event, I know.

An old bread crate makes a good cover and will not come off accidentally.

The three Plot Cats, Keith at the front with Wanda and E.T. behind him.


  1. As you know I'm already aware of this but I really do sympathise.
    There could have been any number of reasons for this happening sadly, and various animals do drown like that.
    Remember him fondly! Flighty xx

  2. Thank you Flighty. People on the site have been asking how it could have happened and I suppose it's put doubts in my mind that it was an accident. On the other hand, I know that Keith would not have let anyone get close to him, I was the only person who was able to stroke him.
    He was a beautiful cat and he will be remembered.