Long, long ago during the age that nestled somewhere between the Box Brownie and Kodak Instamatic The Staff had a kitty who warmed her cockles and her toesies. His name was Harry! She has mentioned him in passing before when she was writing an extremely boring series about her travels and studies.
He looked a bit like Tigger!
He apparently loved cuddles *Staff looks meaningfully at Austin* and they lived together quite companionably for a couple of years and then The Staff went abroad to foreign parts and sadly Harry couldn't go with her! No worries though, as he landed on his feet, fell in with a couple of other cool kitties and moved to Ipswich!! He lived a good life there getting fat and lazy and spoilt ......!
apparent - someone who is a father or a mother