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PUBLISHED: 11:44 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:36 06 July 2010

A SMALL article in The Journal (June 29) about the cat with no tail, prompted me to write.

For five or six years I have been intrigued by a black and white cat with no tail that seemed to live in the Kirkley Ham area, as I frequently encountered him when I was cycling along the path.

A SMALL article in The Journal (June 29) about the cat with no tail, prompted me to write.

For five or six years I have been intrigued by a black and white cat with no tail that seemed to live in the Kirkley Ham area, as I frequently encountered him when I was cycling along the path.

After the relief road was built he moved to the brick-weaved area of Southwell Road adjacent to Kirkley Fen and can be found there almost every day without fail. Hundreds of passers-by must have noticed him and he must be a firm favourite with lots of school children.

Where does he live? The nearest houses are in Notley Road or some way along Southwell Road way beyond Kirkley Middle School. Surely he doesn't cross the relief road?

I answered this question myself a few months ago when I was waiting at the nearby pedestrian crossing for the lights to change. A few pedestrians went over and to my amazement, bringing up the rear was pussy no-tail looking from left to right as he ambled across just before the lights changed.

My grandchildren and I always stop to make a fuss of him whenever we are on the cycle path.

My nine-year-old grandson Daniel insists he can spot the cat in Google Earth, sitting in Southwell Road.

He is a friendly cat and comes bounding over when we call. I did not think he was a feral cat as his condition is too good and recently he began sporting a smart new collar. He is not afraid of dogs as he meets quite a number of them at close quarters.

I gather from The Journal article that he was taken to a vet by a passer-by after an RTA.

My grandchildren and I hope he was not too badly injured and hope to see him again soon near the Fen (although we would prefer it if he did not cross that road even though he appears to understand what the crossing is for).

MIKE KING

Sandbank Road

Lowestoft

Caption

Amy Perrin, five, cuddling pussy no-tail earlier this summer.

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