Glass-House Garden Cat
Sifter the tabby cat often used to come out to the glass-house to enjoy the winter sun. Here he is sunbathing on the bench in the middle of the plastic pots.
The story of Sifter's life took a strange twist - after being happy with us for some time he went AWOL, for no particular reason, and we never saw him again. I'll always miss those beautiful stripes.
Sifter the Cat's Portrait
Here is a painting of that very same Sifter behind the glass-house, done by a South African artist. She very kindly sent it to me, and it hangs in my lounge. Dear Sifter - gone but never, ever forgotten!