Out of the Ordinary

Another extract from the memoirs of Sharples the Cat

They say life is about learning. Living with humans more so. In my travels I have met all types from the ones who truly have a heart to the ones who would kick a chap when he is down.

On the streets you meet some heartless folk, only out for what they can get. You learn not to trust and always be alert. I have not always had the good fortune to live in warmth and comfort like I do now. Before my lady found me I lived on the streets of the town. Life was a rough affair. I was hunting for scraps in waste bins, getting yelled at and booted about.

‘He’s just a tramp!’

‘Get outta here’


These are the nicer things I heard as I journeyed looking for shelter. A gentleman would not dream of repeating the worst.

I found my lady and I know I have been a challenge as I showed little trust in her. However as the months of gone by I now understand her. To her I am not just a cat and she is not just a human.



© JG Farmer 2014

About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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