Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
If you live in the Luton area of England you may have
come face to face with the real life cat burglar Denis. The mischievous pet has
become infamous throughout his neighbourhood after stealing more than one
hundred garments from his nearby homes and gardens. Over an 18 month crime
spree the purr-pertrators’ haul includes bath towels, boxer shorts, footballs,
paintbrushes, a pair of slippers, and of course cuddly toys. Victims of the two
year old black and white cats’ antics often turn up at his home looking for their
belongings when they go missing. His biggest haul so far is a bath towel which
he dragged home through the streets and then into his house through the
cat-flap. He even managed to retrieve a woman’s sandal from a garden and
returned a week later to pinch the other one. Many of the items have been taken
off washing lines with clothes pegs still attached. We hope his owner is not
arrested for handling stolen goods! Owner
Lesley has built up two large boxes filled with Denis' loot which she keeps in
case anyone arrives to claim ownership of them. Are they labelled ‘Cat Litter’?
Does Denis kleptomani-cat look
like he gives a monkeys’? Does he hell! I am partial to stealing the odd ‘Pukka
Pie’, what are you good at stealing?
We also would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr.Pip Happy Birthday.