You know how some cats breeze into the room with a nonchalant,
laid back hi!-how-are-you - pleased-to-meet-you! air; casually rubbing
a brow against you as they mosey around, tail confidently errect,
before they're distracted by more interesting business?
They behave like celebrities don't they? Well this particular cat
is a literary celebrity, and doesn't she know it? She's
the kind of tabby who I can't help wanting to draw when she settles
herself down on the windowsill in the conservatory.
first appeared the second volume of Marilyn Edwards' The
Cats of Moon Cottage trilogy (due to become a quartet next
year). In the third volume The Cats on Hutton Roof, Fannie,
her sister Titus (notall ginger cats are
toms, Marilyn discovered, after she'd named the kitten) and Pushkin,
the diffident Russian Blue, are relocated when Marilyn and her husband
Michael move from Moon Cottage, Richmansworth, to the Old Coach
House in the hamlet of Hutton Roof, Cumbria.