The Association for Protection of Animals Algarve’s President Jenny Clarke, was also on site. “A colony of 11 or more cats had established itself within the grounds. Having managed to trap and inspect, only two had been SNiP’d.” Jenny explained. Their Spaying and Neutering Programme, proving to be most effective, the two cat nappers were just about to move off, when a gentleman appeared. In no uncertain terms, he voiced his orders that “the cats must not be returned!” Zélia attempted to explain to him, that “Cats’ colonies cannot be disturbed.” Remonstrating he told her “put them in a colony somewhere else!” Explanations were given that cats would return, over fields and motorways to get back to their habitual site. Their home. If not crushed by a truck on the way. Besides, our feline friends are fussy about where they are “re-located”. Which is of course true. A cat decides where and when it will be where it is. Fixed by its toenails to floorboards, under the bed. In a cupboard. Wherever. Finally, an agreement was reached with a sympathetic lady from the factory.

Saints 2 Sinners 0. Glory be. Just between the church and the bar! Woofer, with a huge painful-looking abscess on his front leg. Someone, thankfully, an animal lover, took control. An amazed Jenny, recalls. “The next time we went to try and get him into our care. He had a protective collar and was all bandaged up!” Well, there you go. Thank you kindly, person.

Diary: ‘Pop-Up’ Table at Almádena Hall (Nr Luz) Saturday 10th February 11am-3.30pm. Excellent quality goods. Lighting, lamps, ornaments, glassware. ‘Jolly’ Bar Alvor, nr. Campsite. Friday 16th February 11am-2pm. Soft Furnishings donated by Holiday Inn. Fiona’s Fi-line clothing collection, handmade jewellery and Gill Goode’s beautiful artwork. Ferragudo Car Boot Sale, every second Sunday of the month 8am-12noon. Diary! 10th March. Coming up soon are Convento’bio Lagoa and ‘O Tasco’. APAA AGM, March. Quiz lunches.

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Don’t forget our charity shops at Alvor and Silves. Always full of goodies especially now after Holiday Inn’s huge donation of hospitality trays, rugs, duvets. Larger items, mirrors, furniture. Paintings. Home, garden, pets and human stuff. Give yourself a treat. A tray with two mugs and a kettle for either the shed or cave! Always special gifts for ladies with jewellery and ornaments. Lots of books and a good selection of clothing too. On sale Jenny’s Jams, preserves and Jackie’s cookies. Put the kettle on.

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