A panicked rescuer swooped Banana up after she spotted her in the proximity of a worker who in the middle of meal preparation was brandishing and sharpening his chopping knife. ‘I think it’s all a funny misunderstanding.’ Misunderstanding aside, Banana’s story of recovery surprised even Terry. ‘There was a time when she couldn’t walk, move or eat. I had to force feed her. We brought her to the vet, and she was diagnosed with renal failure, a condition many cats don’t survive. Her red blood count dropped to eight per cent. When a cat’s red blood count drops below thirty per cent, that’s when cardiac arrest is imminent.’ But she bounced back remarkably after a cocktail of iron tablets and supplements. Nowadays, after getting her daily subcutaneous injections of saline, she busies herself with chasing after dogs.