Friday, 19 August 2011

The Dovey Inn Cat

The Dovey Inn is the principle pub in the picturesque port town of Aberdyfi. Aberdyfi itself is probably one of the most well-known seaside resorts in the UK, so it is no wonder that English holiday makers flock to The Dovey Inn as cats would to catnip. 

The Dovey Inn

In addition to being a highly frequented drinking hole, it is a restaurant, a hotel, the perfect vantage point for views over the estuary, and also home to... 

... a very old, fat and rather weatherworn cat. 

No one really knows when the cat came to live at the Dovey Inn, but he has been there for years, making his presence known by habitually dozing smack dab in the middle of the small intersection behind the inn, one of the only routes in Aberdyfi that people can use to drive up to their hillside bungalows. 

I ownz this interaction, people!

He pays no heed to cars, however, so more often than not, people have to carefully drive around him, or find another way of reaching their destination. 

As Sarah Thompson rightly said"A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs." Or on four wheels, in this case. 

The Dovey Cat meets Heather the Cat Lady

If you ever visit Aberdyfi, do try and spot this legendary local feline. He is the epitome of the unmoving obstinacy of which we cats are downright proud! 

Side note: The Dovey Inn is where Heather's parents met for the first time! The legend goes that it was love at first sight. =^..^=


Fuzzy Tales said...

Well, he does look a bit worn, but he's certainly not starving out on the streets! :-)

Marg said...

Looks like he is being a good cat and has control of everything. What a great story. Thanks for telling us about that kitty. Take care and have a super Friday.

Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like a kitteh after our own heart!

Father Tom said...

Heather, I love cat stories and Julie does, too. (She's right in the middle of reading a bunch of Chicken Soup Cat Lovers stories) Julie says..the cat makes me nervous knowing it could get hurt, but it's a real testimony to cat lovers in UK when they're so considerate.

Wish we were there!

Tom & Julie

BeadedTail said...

We love kitty stories like that and our mommy would certainly love to visit The Dovey Cat!

The Island Cats said...

He sure looks like he has quite a life there!! Thanks for sharing his story with us!!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Aww, you can see he loved the scritchies!!