In case you’re deaf or have been living under a rock, Susan Boyle is that middle-aged woman who came in second on Britian’s Got Talent, driving everyone crazy incessantly singing that song from Les Miserables until someone offered her a CD deal so she’d have to learn some new tunes.
Previously, Susan lived alone with her cat Pebbles in a little village called Blackburn.
Susan’s new CD did well, and now she’s traveling the world. Bringing Pebbles along wasn’t practical, and Pebbles probably would have hated life in a carrier anyway.
So the 11-year-old pedigreed Turkish swimming cat has been shacking up in London with a 76-year-old retired accountant named Pamela, who already had 2 cats, Truffles and Sapphire.
(Anyone know why Brits name their cats after small objects?)
Pamela was told the boarding was temporary, but Pebbles has been there since July 2009. Susan has only visited Pebbles 3 times, and Pebbles hid from her the last time.
Pamela is paid 4 British pounds a day for Pebbles’ upkeep, but says it barely covers Pebbles’ pricey wet food, Royal Canin dry, and people chicken and fish.
Since it seems unlikely Susan will be giving up celebrity to retire in obscurity, it seems that big-city life for Pebbles may be purr-manent.
You could have done a lot worse, Peb. At least you didn’t end up in “the joint,” like I once did.