Today, we meet Mr. Niles Chesterfield of Cambridge. London. (He insisted I add that. He’s from Wisconsin. He’s not fooling anyone.) Niles is the senior member of the Grelyak household. Having been adopted from a no-kill rescue somewhere about the turn of the century, (this latest one, not the previous one), Niles has been with MomFOD throughout her college years and all the years beyond. He’ll be celebrating his 18th birthday this year and is still chugging along like a champ. Let’s hear what he has to say!
Crepes: How’s the weather today, Niles?
Niles: What feather?
Crepes: No, the weather!
Niles: Back in Ott 9, I recall a rather beautiful feather. It tickled my fancy, one might say.
Crepes: Right… So, tell us about yourself?
Niles: I have a fabulous shelf. High up on the wall, built by my Alana herself. Quite a good show she put on, really.
Crepes: I see.
Niles: So can I! Hearing’s not so good these days, though.
Crepes: You don’t say.
Niles: It’s Tuesday.
Crepes: I quit.
Anyway, there you have it! Dear Old Niles, the 17, almost 18, year old black cat with the scruffy fur and a love of cuddling. He would like to represent the senior constituency of our readers.