I was going to simply add an addendum to last week’s wibblette to announce the good news… but then I realised that a better choice would be to make a separate post about it, as this would make it more likely that those of you who were kind enough to show you cared would get the news.
My stock of scheduled posts for Wibble’s usual Tuesday slot having long since run its course, I am obliged (admittedly by my own CDO tendency) to create a new post each week. As my imminent move leaves me little time for anything not related to it, this is fortunate: it kills two birds with one stone, and I always like doing that. †
There have always been pitfalls in human communication (it seems to me that other animals don’t suffer from that – but maybe they do; I’m no animal behaviour expert).
The advent of the Internet and the rise of ‘social [sic] media’ have made matters far worse. My attention was drawn recently to a trailer of a movie that I’ve put on my must-watch list:
Back to the plot
Since wa’ mIn the black one-eyed cat sat on the mat outside my back door several days ago I’ve been trying all sorts of things to locate his owner, but none of them were bearing fruit. Several people suggested putting a post on Facebook; but I deleted my Facebook account in disgust a year and a half ago. I was invited to join ‘nextdoor‘ a while ago, and, fearing that it might just be a faecesbook wannabe clone (it is, pretty much), I gave it a shot. My post there went unremarked (not even a ‘like’).
So, feeling very much the hypocrite, I got in touch with someone I knew was on a local neighbourhood Facebook group and asked if she would post a message appealing for help. She did so, and it apparently generated a flurry of activity that resulted in enabling me to reunite wa’ mIn – his name, I now know, is actually Horatio – with his owner just two days later.
† I actually don’t like killing birds at all. They’re very pretty. (Well, most of them are.)