Tobermory, written in 1911, is a masterpiece short story satirizing the pretentiousness and dim-wittedness of Edwardian high-society. In this episode Mr. Appin has taught the Blemley’s cat, Tobermory, to talk. Chaos and a plot of cat-murder ensue as Toby reveals in his human voice their affairs, gossip, and stupidity.
Imagine a scene from Downton Abbey. It’s 1911, one year before the sinking of the Titanic. The dining and parlor rooms of this Edwardian country house are pristine and proper—and then there’s the cat—Tobermory, or as he’s fondly called, Toby.
I found this in a book from Amazon titled, Miniature Masterpieces
TillySue is our featured voice. We found her in our TNR trap August 19, 2019. She was without a microchip, and very pregnant. She had five kittens August 30 in my studio podcast recording area. We love her so much we kept her as a studio cat. She loves to talk, and is a perfect voice over artist for this podcast. You will hear her in many future episodes.
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