The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. And so was the road to Eric.
Eric is our cat. My wife and I rescued him from Battersea Dogs and Cats home in July 2008: two wide-eyed 'parents', excited about giving a young life a fresh start.
Two years on, I want him dead. In fact, unbeknown to my wife, I have just asked the vet if he will put him down.
Don't get me wrong, I love animals - and I believe Battersea is a noble enterprise. But although Eric appeared initially to be shy and gentle, he has grown into a monster. He deserves an Asbo. Several of them.
In fact, with his prosthetic limb - more of which later - he's become a peg-legged pirate rampaging through our lives, a walking refutation of the idea that animals are essentially good.
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