Lucy Gordon and Susie, Nina, and two Berties...
Hi, I’m Lucy Gordon. I write Harlequin Romance, and I’m really glad to be involved in this. I’ve lived in both England and Italy, but wherever I am cats have always been part of my life, although they’ve often had to compete for attention with dogs, whom I also love.
|Susie with Lucy|
That was my lovely Susie. She came to us because my husband found a kitten hiding under his car at work. She was obviously abandoned so he brought her home and she took possession of us.
|Olympic Purr Champion Nina|
Both Susie and Nina lived to a ripe old age, and left us to cross the Rainbow Bridge only when it was really unavoidable.
We only had him a couple of years. We were living in Italy (my husband’s country) at the time, but had decided to return to England. We went over to England to buy a house, leaving our animals in the care of a friend, and when we returned to Italy Bertie had vanished. There’s a little more about this on my website.
But a couple of years ago we discovered that he has a secret deformity. His kidneys are fused. It doesn’t affect his normal life, but I guess it makes it uncomfortable, even perhaps painful, for him to be picked up.
|Bertie 2 at work|
At other times he walks around the desk or curls up on the computer. I can’t help thinking that he’s like Susie, in that he too has made the connection between me working and him eating.
I can’t imagine life without cats. And I hope I never have to.