Everybody look at me!
Hello, everyone! It’s me! Look at me! My name’s Panther. Jo’s my human. It’s Sunday morning and Jo is asleep in bed. Oops! I’ve let the cat out of the bag! Promise you won’t tell her? Which reminds me – she said I had to give you some homework. And seeing as today’s blog is going to be all about me, me, me, I think the homework should be too. Jo wants to know whether you can work out the meaning of the phrases in italics from the context, without using a dictionary.
Now on to more important things, namely, me! As you can see from the photo above, I’m an extremely handsome chap, aren’t I? What do you think? Eh? What’s wrong, has the cat got your tongue?
I’m the only boy animal in the house and I’m also the most dashing. I’m black, sleek, smooth and sometimes soppy. Quite frankly, I’m the cat’s whiskers. I like it when the other cats wash my head for me. It’s nice to be treated like royalty, isn’t it?
Most of the time I like to sleep on the sofa, but I do go out hunting sometimes. Yesterday I caught a bird and brought it back into the house to play with. Then I ate a bit of it. All the other cats were watching me with admiration. Jo said I looked like the cat who’d got the cream.
I’m also very, very clever. Jo only gives me small amounts of food, because I got quite fat and had to go on a diet. But I don’t believe in pussyfooting it around waiting for someone to feed me. If I’m hungry, I simply break into the food tub and feed myself. So far I’ve broken into five different styles of tubs. I mean, who could keep a cat like me waiting for food?!
Well, I’d love to stick around some more and talk more about myself, but I’ve gotta go. There are other people who need to hear more about me too.
Looking forward to receiving your fan mail,
P.S. I have never washed Panther’s head. He’s delusional. Scratchy.
chap – man
dashing – handsome and elegant, usually used to describe a male
soppy – sentimental
admiration – the noun which comes from the verb ‘to admire’, meaning ‘regard with approval and respect’
tub – a container
gotta – ‘got to’, informal
delusional – (adj) having false beliefs or ideas
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