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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

A refutation

Mr Larkin, having been made privy to various photographic portraits of Young Master Bertram during the course of today, deemed it necessary this evening to call the editor on the telephone and complain that his nephew is "a bit of a porker".

Lest any of her readers should be labouring under a similar unfortunate misapprehension, Lady Bracknell feels it incumbent on her to explain that what might give the impression (to the casual observer unschooled in the desired appearance of the Selkirk Rex) of chubbiness is, in point of fact, the combination of a) a cobby build and b) fur which is the better part of an inch deep.

Bertram has no need of a reducing diet. He is a sturdy little chap, it's true, but no more so than he ought to be.


Blogger Marcelle Proust said...

Quel mignon! J'en voudrais un! O le petit minou mignon. That is to say, I love stocky cats.

11:48 pm  
Blogger Constant Editor said...

Fur an inch deep? Really soft, suggly fur? He sounds adorable. I live with two cobby cats and can attest that sometimes people just don't appreciate their unique build. Especially when one is a long-haired cobby. But they are good cats, if slightly rotund.

Glad to hear that Caspar and Bertram are getting along.

2:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very fine cat!

Master Bertram is lucky that this particular cat fancier is a good three thousand miles or so away from his feline person, as he'd otherwise be in for a vigourous scratching of both cheeks at once. And I'd beep his nose, too.

4:50 am  
Blogger Wilf said...

What a glorious cat - built for snuggling.

8:48 pm  
Blogger Kitty Jimjams said...

Bertram is BEAUTIFUL.

9:15 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Bertram says to thank you all very much for your kind comments.

And he also wanted me to point out that, when he is a big grown up boy, he will look like this.

10:49 pm  
Blogger melbamae said...

I must say Bertram is a CAT amongst cats. I would consider no other feline so utterly worthy of the attentions of a Lady of your standing.

He IS stunning. In house residents Booboo and Pudding bow to Bertrams obvious superiority and grandeur.

DO let us know how his personality develops. We'd also be keen to hear of any escapades that he and the beautiful Caspar might possibly get up too. "Feline zoomies" are prized by all right thinking individuals as the ultimate in entertainment.

11:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treacle and Pudding Dude send feline felicitations and hope that Caspar and Bertram are as happy together and have as many adventures as they have - joint ambushes on unsuspecting solitary neighbouring cats is their speciality.

8:05 am  

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