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A Place (Mat) in the Sun!

There is nothing more enjoyable than spending a lazy afternoon in the garden, seated in the sun.



My Staff are regularly instructed to embelish a place for Me at My Favourite outdoor dining table - a colourful tablecloth and place mat provide a suitable setting for light morning or afternoon refreshments, as required.

I always insist to sit on, not 'under' or 'at' the table. Sitting beneath the table is a common error made by most Human Inhabitants and Canine Interlopers. From above the table, one will purrvey all manner of tasty lunch “guests”, Staff activities and unwelcome interlopers. Furthermore, Staff are more responsive when they are seated and addressed at eye height.

Chairs should only be used to elevate one's paws off the floor, if no suitably higher platform is available. If you must 'sit' on a chair, make sure you are supported by something warm and soft to dig your claws into – Staff, for example, can be handy for this purrpose.

If a Staff lap is unavailable; however, large cushions or soft toys will suffice. Under no circumstances should you resort to the indignity of Canine companionship.

But such enjoyment is not only found in the garden. I also regularly partake of an indoor dining table, flooded by full sun, complete with its own 'Kitty Grass' facility. This arrangement has proven so successful that I am regularly finding Feline 'acquaintances' surreptitiously enquiring in My absence at Our back door.

Whilst I believe they are attempting to negotiate similar dining agreements with My Staff, I am happy to report that as yet, no Householders in my employ have sunk so low as to undermine my authority and submit to their feral requests.


 It is important to recognise that highly trained Staff value the importance of loyalty, and are therefore less likely to place their positions at unnecessary risk by submitting to the underhand requests from these try-hard Feline imposters. 'Princess Pushycat' and her Kitty kin will need more than their rag tag regal-ness to puurrsuade My Staff!

Puurrfectly yours,


Aunty Holly.

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