EVIE THE WANDERING CAT
Evie the cat is Fleet’s latest celebrity headliner and with a fast growing fan base, it only seems right that she joins our exclusive list of Fleet’s Famous Faces!
For the few of you that still don’t know Evie, she is a rather adorable kitty that loves exploring – that includes shops, people’s homes and basically wherever takes her fancy on the day! Evie’s wanderings have become a welcome part of life as she brings smiles to all those who meet her…and yes I have been lucky enough to have had that pleasure too.
I met Evie during a rare quiet evening at home. There was the strangest noise outside the door and when I opened it, something shot past my feet. Within a second we had a cat snuggled up on the sofa making herself right at home and asking for cuddles (which we happily gave her!). This echoes the stories of many other Fleet residents who have all welcomed the presumptuous puss and given her the attention she so rightly deserves!
Below: Evie dropping by to say hello! Credit: Penny Bradley.
Evie’s owners, Katherine and Patrick Pritchard, have got used to her wandering ways and spend many of their evenings going to pick her up from various locations around town. So how do they feel about that?…
At first I used to get really worried but as time’s gone on I have come to realise she is clearly very street wise and enjoys an adventure. It can be a bit of a chore when you’ve just got comfy on the sofa and have to go and pick her up, I’ve turned up to many peoples houses in my PJ’S asking if they have seen my cat. We don’t even bring a cat carrier any more she just sits in the car. She’ll often run over to the car once she has realised it is us.
And what about Patrick? He seems to do his fair share of picking Evie up as well!…
He loves to moan about her and says she is my cat, but he will always go to rescue to her 🤣
Evie is only two and a half years old but has a level of confidence that puts most of us to shame. She has been with the Pritchards since she was 10 weeks old, along with her sister Titch, but apart from the sibling connection the two characters are very different.
It was the first lockdown period that seemed to define their individual personalities. Sadly Titch was hit by a car during that time, which resulted in her being crated for six weeks, while Evie found her feet and decided to explore Fleet for herself. The rest, as they say, is history.
Below: Titch and Evie as kittens…and now! Credit: Katherine Pritchard.
The girls also have a doggie brother called Reggie. Reggie joined the family after Evie and Titch and is a year younger than them but they get on really well and he is often teased by his big sisters!
Below: Titch and Evie sharing the sofa with Reggie. Credit: Katherine Pritachard.
EVIE – FACEBOOK STAR AND CATWALK SENSATION
If you’d like to follow Evie’s adventures, Katherine has set up a Facebook page for the famous feline called “Evie the Wandering Cat“, it’s totally recommended for putting a smile on your face…and who knows, she might turn up at your house next!
To celebrate Evie’s new found fame, she paid a visit with her owner Katherine to the studio of Jessica Sharp, so she could have some more professional photos for her portfolio. While there isn’t a shortage of cute photos of her, Evie obviously felt that she needed something a bit more upmarket for her fans! You can see more of Jessica’s work here: Jessica Sharp Photography.
So was it an honour for Jessica to have such a celebrity in her studio?
Evie came to my studio with her owner Katherine. As one of the most famous felines in Hampshire, I was desperate to meet her! Evie didn’t disappoint and made herself at home in my studio immediately. She owned the ‘cat walk’ and posed perfectly.
I photograph babies, toddlers, dogs and cats and Evie was easily one of my most compliant clients! Her shoot took place at the end of January and has been the highlight of 2022 so far.
Below: Studio photos of Evie on the “catwalk”, from Jessica Sharp Photography.
Evie is no stranger to a lot of shops in Fleet, or to many people’s homes! Here are a selection of Evie’s adventures for you to see so far…
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