Arfur and Furrnella felt themselves lifted by the scruffs of their
necks in ghostly paws and plonked back to the castle.
Clawdette watching in her drainpipe jeans and unifursity sweatshirt
began to sob.´Oooooh how sad!´. But secretly she was relieved because
she never would have met and married Clawde if Anna hadn´t been fooled
and foiled like this.
She felt herself being picked up and put back in her basket, having attempted to join the flashback.
Morning had broken .. like the first morning in the Le Claw household
and they were sitting around the table. Clawdette was still fuming at
missing out on the flashback. ´Good sleep?´ she asked pointedly. Tiny Teddy stared at Purrdita and wondered what it would be like to nose kiss her. Clawde and Arfur exchanged glances. They had the distinct feeling they were naughty last night but are not sure why.
´I am going Catmas shopping today´ said Clawdette. ´To get your
presents so don´t be trying to follow me or find out why I buy .. I will
as usual be offering a list of what I would like´.
no reaction from the rest of the table who dreaded Clawdette´s lists.
They contained such things as ´size zero´ underwear and tiny little
dresses that never fitted and always caused tantrums on the day. They
had all planned to buy her a gift token. ´Oh presents!´ said Tiny Teddy ´What are they?´
Furnella made a mental note to buy Clawdette a plus size dress. Arfur
probably wouldn’t let her give it to Clawdette, but maybe when he
thought about the look in her eyes as she opened the large matronly
dress, he would agree. Someone should put that woman in her place and
Furnella thought she was that someone. Arfur and Clawde put their
heads together and decide that this year they will have Clawde´s label
maker design custom counterfeit labels in size 0 to sew into the
appurrpriately sized clothes they buy for Clawdette. That way she can
use them, will have a happy Catmas, and they won´t have wasted their
Arfur would have to stop Furnella´s plan to give a big
plus size to Clawdette if they were to have a Merry Catmas. All their
plans about label switching would go to waste if not.
“Furrnella, dearest, I know mew don´t always appurrciate Clawdette´s
airs and graces. And if mew want to be catty to her on her birthday,
especially if she is being really annoying, I wouldn´t object, but
please, don´t give her a mean Catmas present. Let us all be charitable
and kind to each other on this blessed Catmas day. Purrhaps mew could
give her a kitten instead? One of your homeless ones who needs a mum?"
Furrnella grinned very evilly for such a lovely cat, "Why, Arfurr, what
a wonderful idea." She tried to think who of all of the kittens in her
shelter was the most annoying and she remembered one who had fleas.
Clawdette made a note to get Furnella a big jig saw of a lawn - all
green but with one piece missing. She sniggered to herself.