1 August 2014

2nd August 1944: the cat came back

2 Wed. Mild; some nice sun in afternoon. Warning from 4.0 to 6.0 a.m. Three bombs distant in S. From 6.25 to 6.55 a.m. two near in the S, one went through to NE out of hearing, also one in SE. From 8.15 to 8.42 a.m. one in E, one in S. Got the groceries, also some articles from the Chemists. Warning from 12.15 to 1.13 p.m. seven at varying distances in SE, one through to N. From 2.15 to 2.35 p.m. one in NE, four in SE. Still clearing the debris from the garden; there is so much it takes a lot of labour to make a little improvement. At last after a week and two days, dear Dinky returned home safe but very frightened. The home is so different it will take a long time for him to settle down again: I had given him up for lost. Warning at 11.30 p.m.

Note: Fred’s writing is twice as black when writing the sentences about Dinky the cat.

"War is a hard school, but the Btitish, once compelled to get there, are attentive pupils."
Winston Churchill, in the House of Commons, 2 Aug 1944.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad the cat came back. It's very frightening for pets as well as people and pets can quickly become disoriented and lost. I like a happy ending.