Trifle back at home
AFTER a night trying to come to terms with the possibility of never seeing their 19-year-old pooch, Trifle, again, it was a shock to see her perched up in the back of a postal van.
Irene Wilkins said she was full of tears when the postman called in about 7.30am yesterday and said he had someone they wanted to see.
“It’s made one family very happy,” Mrs Wilkins said.
After being missing for two nights when she was returned, Trifle’s coat was clean, with only a few prickles in her fur and was completely dry, which prompted the Wilkins family to think she had been inside.
The Australian silky, who suffers from epilepsy, is blind, deaf and had her leg amputated 10 years ago, quickly settled back in at home yesterday and was already in her routine of stealing the cat’s dinner.
“We just want to thank whoever put her back near the road, at least they did the right thing and brought her back where someone would find her,” Mrs Wilkins said.
Her husband, Stephen, said he believed the Daily News’ front page made it impossible for whoever took her to keep her.
“It just goes to show not only the power of the local paper but also the public spirit of people we have here in Warwick,” Mrs Wilkins said.