The Princess reached the grand old age of 15 sometime in May!
The Prime Minister and Sir Ambassador Scout Ringo wondered what they could do to mark the occasion. They consulted with friends and consulted with the media to see what may be especially pleasing to the Princess. A surprise Pop-up Party seemed to be the answer.
Remembering the success of the frogs-legs picnic last summer, it was decided that Frog Alley would be a good place to meet; not only are there plenty of frogs, but the alley ends on a hill overlooking a creek and is especially scenic. Being on a hill, there might be a breeze to keep the insects away.
With that solved, next came the question of the menu. A frog-leg grill would be lovely if enough were caught, but they did not want to depend on the luck of the catch. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Princess caught two more bunnies, so it was thought that perhaps she had a taste for rabbit. A tasty rabbit stew would fill in any gaps left by a shortfall of frogs.
Since this was a surprise, and arranged on short notice, all guests were advised to travel via ess or tunnels if at all possible. At the same time, a frog-netting contest was announced.
A special surprise for the Princess would be the attendance of Lady Scamper, representative of the equines with whom Ringo had treatied several years back. Scamper had consented to providing the Princess with a ride during the festivities.
Countess Katie Isabella and Lady Audrey agreed to meet Sirs Simba and Spitfire in advance to prepare the site. They found little to be done beyond arranging pillows and setting up the buffet area. They took time to relax and net a few frogs in preparation for the lunch.
The PM is starting to receive messages that the other guests are in transit! More to report soon!