What better way to welcome 2010 than to hand my first Saturday slot over to Fluffy.
We often forget the great hardship that the pets of heads of state face when their masters are shown the door or have their heads placed on a spike above the palace gates.
Please help Fluffy.
How can anyone resist an email that begins, “I am Fluffy, the favourite kitten of the late president of Nigeria…
Lagos Cat Pound,
I am Fluffy, the favourite kitten of the late president of Nigeria. As you know my late master was very very rich man and he left me all his tuna. But, as kitten, I not allowed to have fridge of my own.
My good friend, there are many many fishes and without more fridges tuna go bad. I eat as many as I can but I small kitten and much sick. So I write you, my very good friend, as your name well known in Nigeria as godly person with many fridges.
If you help store my tuna I give you 20% (TWENTY AMERICAN PER CENTS) of each fish – including heads.
Please be writing back soon. Weather hot and there are many bad cats looking with the evil eyes at my fishes.
Your good friend,
Chris Dolley is an English author living in France with a frightening number of animals. His novel – Resonance (Baen) – can be downloaded for free here. More information about his other work can be found on his BVC bookshelf .
Coming soon from Book View Press: Magical Crimes – a fun CSI with Magic and … ‘a little something else’ story.