Diary Friday 16th June 2017

Preston, England
June 16, 2017 1:40pm CST
My third full day in Manchester and Inky the cat is still reluctant to be my friend. She spent most of the day hiding from me or in the garden. I headed into Manchester and bought a cheap wind-up giant mouse toy for her, called in the main city centre library and visited friends, a married couple who run a little theatre I have performed at. I knew they had no shows on but that they would be there preparing for forthcoming events. It was delightful to see them both. I got home and gave Inky her new mouse toy. It amused her for all of four seconds. Arthur Chappell
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jun 17
I bet she would chase a laser dot.
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• Preston, England
16 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 thought of those but i don't have one
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jun 17
@arthurchappell - We got ours fairly cheap.
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• Preston, England
17 Jun 17
@teamfreak16 not even sure where to get one - ordering online it might not arrive before my stay here ends
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@Blondie2222 (21747)
• United States
17 Jun 17
did you move again ? Sounds like you had a nice day out. Have a great weekend
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• Preston, England
17 Jun 17
@Blondie2222 not moved just visiting - hired as a cat and house minder for two weeks
@Blondie2222 (21747)
• United States
17 Jun 17
@arthurchappell oh ok well that's cool, it's a little bit of money right ?
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• Preston, England
17 Jun 17
@Blondie2222 yes, they are paying me to be here which is handy
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
16 Jun 17
Well at least you're trying. Maybe dunk the mouse toy in some tuna and she'll like it more. Lol. Aren't you with her for a couple of weeks? She might still warm up to you. lol.
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• Preston, England
16 Jun 17
@thislittlepennyearns yes she'll either warm to me or find somewhere to hide the body by then
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
16 Jun 17
@arthurchappell Let's hope for the first. I would miss the Doctor Who recaps and my daily dose of British life from you. :)
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• Preston, England
16 Jun 17
@thislittlepennyearns i'd miss that too
@mandala100 (43265)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun 17
How old is Inky? I hope you can post Inky's picture here in myLot.
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• Preston, England
16 Jun 17
I'll get some photos of her up when get home to my proper computer in a few weeks - not sure how old she is but she isn't young
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@mandala100 (43265)
• Hong Kong
19 Jun 17
@arthurchappell Ok no problem. See you later.
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17 Jun 17
You'd have done better buying yourself some foil wrapped chocolate (or a roll of tinfoil!) and creating little balls. Ours go wild for little silver balls! Treats will help her come out of her shell and be your friend.
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• Preston, England
17 Jun 17
@Poppylicious thanks i'll try that one
@Corbin5 (105999)
• United States
16 Jun 17
Oh well, you tried! A noble thing you did to try and bring some joy to Inky. Most cats like a paper sack or a box as a toy. Silly kitties.
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• Preston, England
17 Jun 17
cardboard box sounds a good option though Inky is no kitty @Corbin5
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jun 17
I hope Inky starts to warm up to you. I really thought the toy would help. I'm glad you had a good day with friends in Manchester.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
Inky sounds like she has a mind of her own.
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• United States
16 Jun 17
So sorry Arthur..how is it going now, is she hiding again then even after your kindness of the mouse?
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