These are the mitten-pawed descendents of the writer’s own cat, who are allowed to wander freely. Which means they sometimes leave the grounds of the Hemingway house, now a museum, in Key West. Which has upset Debbie Schultz, a neighbor and “former official” of the “local animal shelter.” She’s particularly bothered by a tom cat named Ivan:
“I saw Ivan many times loose,” she says. “Ivan is a very unneutered, very macho male cat, and in each case, he had one of the street cats pinned down,” she says. “We have an ordinance that says a nuisance cat can be removed.”
Well, at least he’s not very very unneutered!
[tags] Hemingway cats [/tags]