Tribute to Tilly

  Sadly, one of my parents’ cats, Tilly was killed over the weekend, being hit by a car despite the fact that they live in a remote village in France. 

Her mother “adopted” the crazy English couple trusting them sufficiently with various litters of kittens. 

I remember the summer Tilly and her male siblings were born, being cat-sat by their older brother Peppy (who had been abandoned a few months earlier), cautiously venturing nearer and nearer to the house, and being fed disgusting field rats by their mother .

But being cats, they enjoy a nightly wander, chasing nocturnal prey or mooching in the moonlight; sadly Tilly was unlucky.   She was a very sweet little cat and will be missed.  Tilly joins her brother Charlie who died mysteriously, an unnamed earlier kitten and the ashes of my much missed Rottie-GSD cross, Simba in the garden. 

We are blessed and honoured to share this planet and our lives with others – those who also have pets will understand the sadness of losing Tilly. 

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.