felt herself being pulled back to her basket at the castle, the fat
reappearing faster than as if she had eaten 20 good dinners. She was
dropped somewhat violently back into her basket and she scowled to
camera. Really ... couldn´t this flashforward be done with more finesse?
All that acting was making her hungry and she went off to fix a snack
for herself and Clawde.
Clawde did not understand the flash
forward. He got rich and famous but he couldn´t eat all he liked any
time he liked? What was the point then?
Furnella stirred in her basket with dreams of kittens all around her.....
Arfur was right in those dreams with her, changing tiny litter boxes
and cleaning up the kids after their two o´clock nursings.
she-cat was standing and looking over the railing of a bridge. Below
her the river was a raging torrent. She was wearing a tattered coat and
her beautiful golden eyes mirrored her distress and her fear. Looking
around to see if there were any cats about she stood mesmerized by the
swirling water, She shivered at the thought that had just crossed her
mind, but she valiantly tried to resist the voices inside her head that
were telling her to jump....
Anna Winpurr´s eyes widened in
horror at the sight. "Who is she? And why does she want to jump. Most
cats hate water, especially water as clearly life threatening and as
dangerous as that." Monk lifted a quizzical eyebrow "You don´t
recognize her, do you? It´s you. And this is what will become of you if
you don´t listen to me. Your future will not be glorious or glamorous.
You will be lonely, unloved, bankrupt and afraid. You will come full
circle and return once more to poverty and despair. Listen to me now and
avoid this tragic end..." Anna Winpurr´s fiery temper exploded.
"You are crazy! Stark-raving mad! All of you ghost-cats are certifiably
nuts! I am Anna Winpurr! How dare you show me such preposterous
nonsense! There´s no way this will ever, ever happen to me! Bah
Muggerbug!!! Enough is enough! "
Monk remained calm throughout
Anna´s tirade. "Ah, you are wrong, my gorgeous furriend. Your future
will be filled with sadness and despair, if you don´t heed my warning
tonight and find a way to stop saying "Bah Muggerbug" to the purromise
Back in the castle the whole of the Le Claw family
were eating breakfast noisily. Presents lined the hall (and Clawdette
got a few more online to make it really interesting). she was regaling
them with some hilarious story which they listened to whilst they loaded
food onto their plates. Tiny Teddy realised that he was not cold - for
the first time in his life and his little feral eyes filled with tears
of happiness. Clawde squeezed Clawdette´s paw - glad to see all the food
after the strange flash-forward. Even Purrdita had taken off her
headphones and put her mobile phone down. She caught Tiny Teddy´s eyes
and smiled at him.
Clawde was indeed very relieved to see the Catmas din din. No being svelte and stylish just yet, thank mewness! Tex and Marmalade waved at the camera.... They had forgotten their lines but just wanted to be part of it all.