Sunday, 20 May 2007

Trim the cat

Matthew Flinders was an 18th century explorer who circumnavigated Australia and drew a map of it. That is not why I like him. I like him because I recently discovered that his best friend was a kitty named Trim.

Trim was born on a trip to Sydney. As a kitten he jumped ship, reconsidered and swam back and reboarded by climbing a trailing rope. Flinders adopted him and they traveled the world and were exiled to Mauritius together, where some hungry slaves kidnapped and ate him.

There is a statue of Flinders with a complementary Trim statue on the window of the building behind him. Below are the pics...

Matthew Flinders statue

Paw prints at the base of Flinders' statue

A plaque about Trim

Trim's statue

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