Mrs. Brú, the Campus Cat

Early Life

This is the story of a cat called Mrs. Brú. She came from somewhere, like kittens come from mother cats. Her coat is marmalade, black and white, and as she walked in the gates of the Brú Campus, the security guard Seamus addressed her with a polite “ Hello “.

Mrs. Brú

Mrs.Brú the campus cat sleeping near the security guard hut.
Mrs.Brú the campus cat sleeping near the security guard hut.

The introduction came when Mrs. Brú was a kitten. The cat’s mother had died, and soon staff in Brú Chaoímhin flocked to see her welcomed, she strutted around the campus and became acquainted with a selection of people.

Growing Up

There was a fear she would not survive. She badly needed attention. Tins and tins of cat food were purchased. Security fed and nurtured her. The cat, beautiful as in the compendium book of cats, cheered everyone up.

Mrs.Brú the campus cat sleeping near the security guard hut.
Mrs.Brú the campus cat sleeping near the security guard hut.

Settling In

The cat became part and parcel of the entire campus, a familiar dot on the landscape. Her popularity was accepted, everyone loved her. Her beauty emanated around the place, her presence filled the members of GHIS up with happiness. A grown cat, no longer a kitten she became cherished by everyone.

Growing Old

The cat has her own little house in the Brú. It is her ‘place’ to enjoy – her domicile. She lazes on the ground, she gazes out wide-eyed and innocent.

Written by Etain Gallagher – Student at GHIS EVE HSE –

One thought on “Mrs. Brú, the Campus Cat

  • September 4, 2014 at 11:37 am
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    Well done Etain, lovely well written article.
    May I add that Mrs.Brú is a very lucky cat to have the whole campus all to herself. She walks around the ground every day while inspecting new smells and changes.
    Thanks to Seamus for looking so well after her since her birth 5 years ago.

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