Many thanks to Nat Parker who, this weekend, delivered two wonderful dried cats which were found in a house in Bristol. This discovery was interesting on two points: 1 the two were found together - unusual, and 2. the house was built in the late 1800s which is again unusual to find the cats in a house built so late in time. It is thought that cats were put into the walls of houses poised in a manner which suggests they are about to pounce on a mouse - a protection from rodent activity one presumes. I have called them Marmaduke and Jeremy. Here is a photo of Nat with the dried cats in the box to the foreground.