Time to protest

PUBLISHED: 16:46 15 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

A FEW weeks ago someone asked: This column you do, it s not going to mention that cat again? Nipper the Cat was obviously insulted. Here is a moggy which is actually getting quite a reputation in the outside world. People now stand in the street hoping

A FEW weeks ago someone asked: "This column you do, it's not going to mention that cat again?"

Nipper the Cat was obviously insulted.

Here is a moggy which is actually getting quite a reputation in the outside world.

People now stand in the street hoping to get a glimpse of her as she prowls around her territory.

And now even presents arrive which, obviously, have to be hidden from sight until Christmas.

That's the time, of course, when Nipper the Cat demonstrates all her dexterity in demolishing the Christmas tree.

It has over the past 20 years become something of a ritual.

But to return to the argument.

There seems to be a public demand for reports on the life and times of Nipper.

But, I have to say, she has become rather concerned this week with the people who manufacture her Cat-o-Grub.

Imagine the scene. The last packet of Cat-o-Grub is ready to be placed in her bowl.

It's taken out of the box and - shock, horror - it's actually empty.

It hasn't even been opened. It's just a packet of air.

Well, imagine the reaction. There was one of those looks.

First, we were to blame, but once it was pointed out that the packet actually arrived in its empty state there was an eruption.

This should be reported to the RSPCA, the Cats Protection League - and questions have to be raised in the house. (That's our house rather than the Commons).

There should be a protest march with support from Tom the Ginger Cat who often comes to visit and Ted the Tabby who has a habit of moaning loudly on our doorstep.

Petitions needed to be organised and letters sent to the guilty Grub-o-Cat makers for supplying such a second-rate product.

All these actions, obviously, were contemplated while Nipper the Cat turned in circles looking at an empty bowl.

And having considered all the options the answer, quite simply, was to visit the shop and buy another packet.

We don't protest much - but an annoyed Nipper the Cat could start an incident on global proportions.

It's the kind of attitude that demands she gets a mention here.

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