This summer, our ship’s cat caused a minor media stir when he decided to abscond for a few days and take some unauthorised shore leave in Scotland.
He was lost for six days in total, and we were naturally very worried that we might never see him again. To help find him we did everything possible to raise awareness of his disappearance, contacting newspapers, radio stations and posting notices on Facebook and Twitter. Eventually it was the posters we stuck to the lamp posts in the town that aided his return. In the meantime though, our pleas were noticed by more mainstream media. What follows is a selection of the articles that we know about, if you know of any more then please let us know.
Metro, the free daily newspaper in London, ran this article (click on the articles to read them):
Rather bizarrely, some Russian friends then pointed out that the Russian newspaper “Lenta” had picked up on the story:
We subsequently found this article published by the Scottish Express:
And Yachting Monthly ran this in the news section of their October issue:
We were then contacted by Real People magazine who offered to make a donation to our fund raising page in return for an interview. They ran the article on their cover page (see the banner at the top) and wrote it in the first person from Helena’s perspective.
I love the way they’ve used a little creative license and have phrased her voice to suit their readership. I’ve never hear her call him “Bux” in real life!
Today, while lamenting the end of the summer and wondering if we’ll manage to get out for a sail on the weekend, this arrived in the post: