A hungry, scrawny cat came up to us while walking around Schull in Co. Cork last weekend. The poor thing was crying for food and affection. This was the first time Adam saw a real cat and he was delighted but we had to leave the poor thing to fend for itself.
I discovered that the Irish name of the town called Schull is “Scoil Mhuire”, a much nicer name IMO. In English that would be “Mary’s School”, or more likely, “St. Mary’s School”. West Cork is so beautiful but the basterdisation of Irish names is shocking. I even saw a sign for a town called “Snámh” which had been translated as “Snave”. “Snámh” is the verb, “to swim” in English. Perhaps the town was created by an English landlord and named “Snave” first and then named “Snámh” by the Irish?
PS. Congrats to fellow Mallow Camera Club member, David Lavery, who left his comfortable 9-5 day job to become a wedding photographer in Mallow, Co. Cork a year ago today! Not many would take the jump, so I hope he’ll get that blog rolling and write about his experiences. I know I’d like to hear about them!
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7 replies on “Hungry Cat”
Good Evening Donnacha
Thank you very much for the plug.Much Appreciated.
It was good to catch up and family with you today.I would like to have stayed for the coffey but being self employed there is always a job to follow up on.
Ps I do hope to get a blog and word press site rolling shortly
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An awesome portrait of him. (I would not have resisted bringing him home..)
That cat looks indeed scary, looks like it’s about to rip your hand off, it gives me the willies!
Used your photo in a blog on hungry cats including a link to your page. If this isn’t okay, let me know and I’ll take it off. superb photo. sad story.
That poor cat!
Poor baby. 🙁 I wouldn’t have been able to leave her out there with no food or love.