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That’s a relief because, as a besotted cat lover, I had quickly concluded that the scientists didn’t know what they were talking about. But on one point I agree with cat expert Celia Haddon who says that cats won’t live in an unhappy home. They’ll walk out. My Chese (named after Coronation Street’s little boy Chesney because of his apricot red hair) turned up on my doorstep when he was just six months old. He had been neutered and to all intents and purposes looked like he belonged to someone else. But signs that he had been kicked about at his past home became clear when he cowered in a corner every time a man walked into the room. It must be ingrained because even today 10 years later, on odd occasions he will take a wide berth under the table when my partner, Mr T, walks in – as if he’s never seen him before! Mind you, cats probably have a memory like an elephant. Chese, I imagine, still remembers that Mr T thought he was the most dumb cat he had ever come across, and to rub salt in the wound, called him “fleabag” for many months. Fortunately those days are long gone. Whatever the scientists say, I still get a buzz when I see Chese sitting at the gate waiting for me to return from work. When I went away for five days, the two boys were left baching. And here I beg to differ with the scientists that say, unlike dogs, cats show no sign of separation anxiety. After three days of waiting for me without success at the gate, Chese got the drift and took to his bed. When I finally walked in the door and called him, he galloped across the bed and took a great leap into my arms. If that’s not cat love, what is? Mr T calls Chese “your shadow”. Whether it’s on the bathroom vanity, the computer desk, or the best place of all, in front of the tele on the couch, Chese is there waiting for that next cuddle. So do not despair cat lovers. We and our furry companions have a bond that no scientist will ever fathom. Marianne and Chese. Photo supplied Tony Tkaczyk Work contracts ■➤ SOLUTIONS, with the Citizens Advice Bureau One of the most important documents required by a young person starting out in the work force is an employment agreement. This is a contract between employee and employer, covering hours of work, rates of pay and holidays. Every employer must provide a written signed contract and which is legally binding. If breached by one side not doing what has been agreed, the other side can enforce the agreement by going to the Employment Relationship Authority (ERA) whose role is to resolve employment problems by looking into the facts and making a decision based on the merits of the case and not on technicalities. There are minimum rights and entitlements which are also legally binding whether or not they are specifically mentioned in the agreement, such as entitlement to four weeks’ annual leave, a minimum wage and fair treatment. These apply to all employees who are members of that union, usually with a pay scale for different jobs. Fixed term, casual or part-time work could also be offered. However, such workers have the same rights as other employees, except their jobs will finish at the end of a fixed-term or they are on call to attend work if and when needed. 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