Original Air Date: September 17, 1972
Starring: Judi Bowker, Roderick Shaw
Directed by: John Reardon
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains spoilers for this episode!
Synopsis: Based on the popular book by Anna Sewell. A beautiful but mistreated horse escapes from his owners and finds refuge in the barn of the Gordon family who have just moved to the area.
Kitty Cameo: The horse arrives lame and sick and so Dr. Gordon (William Lucas) instructs his children Vicky (Judi Bowker) and Kevin (Roderick Shaw) to fetch a veterinarian. They find a home with a placard out front that reads “Ebenezer Allingham – Veterinary Surgeon – Dogs Cats – Bought and Sold.” They knock on the door which is opened by an elderly woman (Hazel Coppen) who is holding a tabby cat.
The woman turns out to be Mrs. Allingham and she informs the children that her husband has died two years ago.
Final Mewsings: It’s remarkable how many women answer the door with their cats.
Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this episode!