The privilege of making friends with a cheetah

The cheetah, that most elegant of large cats, is synonymous with speed and feline grace. Sadly, only about 12,400 remain in the wild. Of 25 African countries where they can be found, Namibia has the most, with about 2,500. And in Iran only about 60 critically endangered Asiatic cheetahs are believed to survive. Continue reading The privilege of making friends with a cheetah

“Cats” – no, not that one, the other one!

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is a delightful collection of poems by T. S. Eliot. Today, they are best known because of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, but composer Alan Rawsthorne and actor Robert Donat gave us an earlier, equally splendid version. Continue reading “Cats” – no, not that one, the other one!