Cat fur survey

 

Sir, – It is not surprising that the occurrence of orange-coloured cats is twice as high in Donegal than in Dublin (“Cat lovers, we need your help – talk to us about fur”, January 21st). After all, Donegal is in Ulster. – Yours, etc,

JOHN HUNTER,

Belfast.

Sir, – I welcome the nationwide survey of cats that The Irish Times has initiated and wish you well with it. All who take part in it might be happy to know that we cat-lovers have a heavenly patron in the person of St Jerome. He had a cat at his feet as he translated the Holy Book which, strangely, from Genesis to Revelation, does not mention a single cat. – Yours, etc,

Rev JACK HARRIS,

Cork.

Sir, – Congratulations on your cat survey. I do hope it covers the vexed question of matching socks. – Yours, etc,

SEAN MURPHY,

Kilcoole,

Co Wicklow.