ON Friday July 8 around 8pm a lady knocked on our door holding our cat's collar (with our address on) saying he had ran in front of her car and she had hit him but he then ran away. She was shaken but at the time we were more worried about finding our beloved Sir Galahad, so thanked her for telling us and left it at that.
We rushed Galahad to the vets and it turns out he is a very very lucky boy and escaped with a grazed chin, frayed claws and a bump on his head. He is back to his cheeky old self and begging to go back outside (which our nerves aren't ready to handle yet).
We would like to let the lady, who was driving a blue Peugeot 206, know that he is absolutely fine and that we are eternally grateful to her for stopping and being considerate (and brave) enough to knock on our door.
I would also like to take the opportunity to remind fellow cat owners how important collars and address tags are - Galahad's collar and tag not only took the impact of the bumper (we think) but enabled him to be traced to his owners.
It is definitely true that we do not own cats they own us !
Fiona and Jim Rose Bills Lane, Shirley.