Gizmo has some tales to tell

Author Bill Lowe has fond childhood memories of spending much of his summer holidays travelling around the country in a dilapidated old VW camper van.

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 9:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 10:04 am
Bill Lowe with Checkie  his current Devon Rex cat.

Each morning, Bill, with his eccentric Aunt Mary and her rather strange looking cat, would set off for a different destination.

One town which young Bill would always be keen to stop at was Berwick

Here they would often treat themselves to cod and chips, which they would take back to the camper van, sharing their fish supper with Aunt Mary’s Devon Rex cat – a strange-looking creature with very little hair and an abundance of wrinkles.

Little did young Bill realise that these frequent forays to Berwick in the company of his aunt and this unusual looking cat would eventually lead to him acquiring his very own Devon Rex.

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Named after one of the characters in the film Gremlins, Gizmo was soon following in the footsteps of Bill’s aunt’s much-travelled cat.

Now Bill, brought up in Edinburgh, has written two humourous accounts of their adventures, Gizmo – The Cat With No Whiskers, and the sequel, Gizmo The Cat Who Had French Lessons. Humour and eccentricity abound in both these tales.

Gizmo is a cat with heaps of attitude. As a kitten he was his mother’s favorite and he knew it!

The grandfather-of-five – who was curator of a small zoo before he retired – now divides his time between his houses in the south of France and southern Spain.

“I can’t stand the British weather,” he explains. “And like myself, my current Devon Rex appreciates the better climate.”

Gizmo – The Cat With No Whiskers is available to download on Amazon now.