I am a cat lover, but I’m sadly allergic to their fur. However…empathy got the better of me and a couple of years ago I took in a stray. He's called Bruce. Named after the famous martial artist, because of his lethal paw swipe. The irony of this rescued animal, who I presumed would shower me with love and appreciation, is that he chooses if and when he wants to be affectionate. Obstinate to say the least.