Date: Monday 16th April 2018
Spike, a large black cat living at Stoneygarth, Edenhall, has spent some of its nine lives very extravagantly in two years of life! When a tiny kitten about eight weeks old, its cries caught the attention of Gary Devlin, who found the animal in a builder’s skip in Carlisle with its legs tied to bricks. Eight weeks ago Spike came to live with Gary’s parents at Edenhall and soon took charge of the two dogs already there. The cat did not come for its supper one day and Mrs. Jacqui Devlin began to be anxious when it was still absent the following morning. The family began to call the cat across the road in the woods — and again the animal’s loud cry saved it. Spike was perched high at the top of a 40ft. tree and had to be saved by firefighters.