Unlike the other two cats Sapphire the pure white one didn,t seem to wake from her sleep when we arrived home at night or to the shaking of the box of biscuits.” i,m sure she,s deaf” said Mark clicking his fingers next to her head and getting no response. Having already had 2 white cats before i knew this could be a possibility.., but instead of just accepting it i insisted that we make an appointment at the vets for proper tests and confirmation . We got it ……60 euros later ….the vet clicked his fingers next to the cats head and nodded saying ” yes the cats deaf “. I,m sure Mark really wanted to say ” i told you so ” but he never did .We just knew that from now on we could never just come home without first walking in front of her and waving hello as stroking her from behind while she was sleeping would end up with a cat on the ceiling from shock .
Believing in responsible cat ownership we decided to make an appointment with our local vet for a check up.She was originally from someone we knew who had looked after her well for 8 months so surely we would not get any bad news. I would call it more of a surprise to find out that Clara was not a female Persian but a handsome male Longhair cat. [ When you think about it ,maybe it shouldv,e been quite obvious ]. So as it happened our new little baby went in as “Clara” and came out as ” Mr. Clarence “.