I was enormously chuffed to be tagged on Facebook by my most faithful fan, now a grown young lady, who has bought (or had bought for her) all my books, and has always said lovely things about them. She reposted this Happy Pets Club video and commented: ‘This reminds me of a certain striped hero of my childhood.’
I responded, ‘I always said Tabika’s exploits were based on fact!’
I have previously posted about one of our cats working out how to open doors from inside or outside, and causing storms of recriminations between Much Better Half and self when he was constantly found with Younger Daughter in her cot. ‘You left the door open again!’ ‘No, I didn’t, you did!’ ‘No, it must have been you, and you should be more careful. The baby might smother!’ ‘I … WAS … NOT … THE … ONE … WHO … LEFT … IT … OPEN!’ Etc.
He was eventually caught out when he opened our bedroom door. At midnight. While I was reading a ghost story. Handle went down, door opened. Nothing there when I dashed (he had sneaked inside). Eeek! A little later I caught him in the light of my torch (flashlight for USA readers) hanging on the handle on his way out again. Mystery solved.