Cat, fox, dogBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7463.467-a (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:467
- Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
At the bottom of our garden is a high and sturdy old wall shaded by trees. Along with our neighbours' garden walls, similarly old, it provides a useful off-road network for local wildlife: squirrels, cats, and foxes. My study overlooks it and sometimes, when computer screen or blank paper fails to fascinate, it provides passing interest as animals come and go.
The squirrels need not concern us. They are wary and fast and do not linger under …