It’s a widely held opinion amongst friends and family that Miss Alice is, in fact, an imaginary cat.
This is because Miss Alice has fostered an aloof and reclusive persona that has resulted in very few people seeing more than a glimpse of her tail. (For ‘aloof and reclusive’ please also read ‘anti-social’.)
However, she appears to be mellowing in her old age and now regularly appears on our bed demanding cuddles, and comfy blankets to snooze on. Mr Stitches and I happily supply the cuddles. The comfy blanket is courtesy of the magic needles and endless patience of my mother. Thanks Mum!