It has long been thought that cats have a particular skill in sensing tragic events. We have had many examples on this blog of cats anticipating death,or the arrival home of a child or preparing for dramatic weather storms. However Tinker is rather special. A correspondent of Dr James Le Fanu tells the story of Tinker who loved to travel in the family caravan whenever they were going away even to the extent of insisting she board the vehicle. One day she resolutely refused to get in - fighting 'tooth and nail' so the family left without her. Ten minutes later on a steep hill the caravan separated from the car and crashed into a fence. Tinker would have been killed. However when the new caravan arrived 'she resumed her weekend trips!' What did Tinker know that the family didn't?