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Welcome once again to Mansion Ingles Innes. Erm..you live in the English
. Do you have any pets?
Yes Craig, I have erm.. one cat, erm.. called Bo, named after Bo Didley, the jazz singer.
Right… erm.. tell us about Bo, Innes.
Well, Bo is er... a bit of a rascal as.. as it happens…erm… because we live in the countryside, he..he.. does like to
in the fields, and he is a bit of a hunter which is…is a bit unfortunate for the local wildlife, because he usually brings them home to us; rabbits, erm mice, a variety of birds…
Dead or alive?
Er.. sometimes dead, er.. but sometimes we have live birds flying around our , which can be rather difficult, but it wakes you up very quickly.
So erm.. how long have you had Bo? How long has Bo lived with you?
Er.. Bo’s been with us..er.. for about three years now, er..we were a bit concerned the other day, actually. He..he came home, and..erm.. he..he
. And.. erm..we’d just woken up, and wondered what was wrong with him, he..he..he wouldn’t be picked up, and we thought at one
that he’d been hit by a car. Erm.. he had
blood on his shoulder and, as I say, had a nasty limp.
We put him into the cat box and took him to the vets.
Erm.. the vet said, ‘Well, we won’t be able to see you for two to three hours.’
I said, ‘Well, I..I think Bo’s been hit by a car. Can we see someone immediately?’
Erm..the veterinaries around and said, ‘Oh, we didn’t realise that the cat had been hit by a car.’ .. and we..we finally went in to see the vet.
Erm.. the cat then came out of the box, attacked the vet, and the… it didn’t..
So what was wrong with the cat? Why did the cat the vet?
Well, absolutely nothing, I think it just wanted some affection that morning and…and he’s learnt that if he
, everybody runs around after him.
And the blood?
Oh, I don’t know. I think it was probably a dead rat or something.
But it was all very..all very , and.. and the vets
erm.. threw us out and said, ‘There’s nothing wrong with your cat at all’