Heavy Snow and Cat Crisis
We were expecting snow overnight, but were taken by surprise just how much we actually had. It's brought our little Pennine town to a standstill. It was only when I was quietly priding myself on being forward-thinking enough to stock up on groceries that I decided to just check how much cat food I had left. I was certain I had seen two boxes in the cupboard. On closer inspection I realised that one of those boxes was in fact empty and nobody had thought to throw it away. There was 1 pouch of food in the other box.
As there was no chance of getting the car out of the drive and no volunteers to dress up like the Abominable Snowman and venture forth, it was left to me to trek into the village in the blizzard so that the cat didn't starve. There was no way round it. Amazingly I managed to stay upright. Although I would have preferred not to go out, there was something rather beautiful about the snow. It was just so silent and I only saw one car in my entire trip. It seems there is no traffic coming in and out of the town.
You might have expected that when I returned from my endeavours I would have been greeted by the inviting smell of a freshly brewed pot of coffee or at least the offer of a cup of tea. Alas, no. Not one person shifted off the settee. In the Antarctic Captain Oates famously said, "I am going outside. I may be gone for some time." Perhaps I just wasn't gone long enough.
Image Credit » Photo is my own, taken by me