I must admit that I’m not really a cat person, although I do like the look of ginger cats ( I wonder why that is!) I’ve never owned a cat – actually I believe that cats aren’t owned by anyone it’s probably more like they own people. However I did like the idea of a town having a cat, like Hamish McHamish who lived his life out in St Andrews in Fife. He was a great favourite with everyone, especially the students, but sadly he succumbed to a nasty chest infection and had to be put to sleep recently.
Susan McMullen wrote a book about him called Hamish McHamish – Cool Cat About Town.
You can see images of Hamish McHamish here.
Below is a photo of Hamish beside his bronze statue.