Aunt Elin always carries her cat as a fur scarf. An alive fur stole.
Some years ago a friend of aunt Elin who is a fur trader, a furrier, promised aunt Elin that when the cat dies he would make it into a real fur stole:
- The cat has such a nice and shiny fur, he said.
Aunt Elin slapped the furrier, knocked him out and never spoke to him again.
Aunt Elin's cat is fifteen years old, and that is old for a cat. But it is a fantastic cat. He is called Mister Charlie and truely beleives that he is a human being. Once he saved aunt Elin's parrot which had escaped up in a tree in the garden and was too afraid to get down again. Mister Charlie climbed the tree, took the parrot in his mouth, climbed down the tree and returned the parrot to aunt Elin.
Herman was a Jack Russel that used to sleepwalk. He was an ill-tempered dog that barked at everything and everybody. Except when he was sleepwalking. Then Herman showed up all his good points and you couldn't hear the slightest whimper as he jumped around in his sleep.