Our Three Tonkinese Cats
nearly seven years old, they still behave like kittens and keep us entertained.
Brunel learnt the hard way about not crossing roads when he was knocked
down by a car. He
survived without any broken bones but lost chunks of fur all over and was badly
The names? - since the cats are chocolate and cream, the colour of the coaches
on the old Great Western Railway, they come from the grand list of names that
were used on the GWR locomotives at various times. ('County of Brecon', 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel' and
'Britannia'). All our cats have
been named after suitable locos. Others have been 'Hardwicke' (L&NWR),
'Clunchen' (after Clun Castle, GWR), 'Achilles' (GWR), 'Sir Nigel' and 'Quicksilver' (LNER)
photo won Vin second prize at one of the Camera Club competitions.
He tried for years to get them all saying cheese