peter heath
Peter Heath

Chi Chi the sailor cat

Chi Chi sailed for most of her life. She moved aboard as soon as her mum would let her and loved the sea. This was one of her hangouts. On passages, she like sleeping in the comfort of the main's shelf. She was an excellent jumper and could climb most of the rigging once she had thrust from a good spring. She would go ashore in the dinghy and loved running on the beaches. She didn't like dogs. At Prestons dock (the only dock we ever used) she jumped at a dog taking a stroll with his family, limbs akimbo and hissing up a storm. The poor dog got such a shock it fell into the brine.

Chi Chi never got the hang of the helm.