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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

HARRIET WADHAM: More on Australian Big Cats

EDITOR's NOTE: Harriet was particularly disappointed that Neil Arnold was forced to cancel his WW appearance because of work committments. And like any woman scorned, she will bang on about it till the cows come home! (Bloody Hell that girl will be scary in a few years).

So back to the topic of Rebecca and her big cats; I attended her lecture on big cats in Australia. In fact, I came early so as to bag a front seat as Ruby has proven to be an excessively great friend; also cats are my favourite animals and the subject of big cats has recently begun to pose some great interest for me, therefore I’m eager to learn more. So, it’s lucky that I’m learning from a friend, not least a brilliant one. Now, just to be evil, in my next blog entry I will relate to all those of you who didn’t attend the Weird Weekend the highlights of the Australian Big Cats lecture… Yes, Neil Arnold, I’m talking to YOU.

Keep reading!!


Dale Drinnon said...

Sooooo....Are we talking big "Native cats", big house-cat-cats or imported/non-native big cats in Australia? All of those things seem to be involved in the reports.

Neil A said...

Dear Harriet...I'm sorry I couldn't attend and will probably burn in Hell forever more, but am hoping that next year I will be at the WW!
See you there!

CFZ Australia said...

That they are Dale, that they are. Neil, sorry we ran out of time and have been incognito - a book is flying your way. Duck! :-)

CFZ Australia said...

Thanks for the lovely words Harriet! x