Monday, June 3, 2013
Princess Treasure feted at Jubilation for 15 years of grace, wisdom
--Fannie Flooff, American Cats Syndicated
Princess Treasure, beloved ruler of the Realm of Capital Drive and Regent of the Stallis Annex, was roundly feted at a tasteful, yet informal, jubilation cookout at Frog Alley.
In attendance were Princess Coco the Most Adorable, Countess Katie Isabella, Lady Audrey, Royal Musician Mario and Sirs Spitfire and Simba. Also in attendance was Lady Scamper representing the equine species. Prime Minister Neora Warmlapp and Sir Ambassador Scout Ringo were also in attendance. (Please check archives for more information on the momentous occasion of the feline/equine treaty.)
The Princess was surprised by the sight that greeted her upon arriving at the alley, having been told that her attention was needed to break up a pack of nefarious dogs conspiring with members of the Acorn Liberation Front to patrol the borders of the Realm and to conduct guerilla attacks on the Bird and Butterfly Network.
The PM and SAS Ringo accompanied the Princess on the ride via UPS. The peregrine providing transport rode especially quiet thermals, ensuring the smoothest ride possible.
Imagine her pleasure to see a buffet and hammock swaying in the breeze on Bald Bluff! Imagine her comfort at seeing lavender and peridot satin pillows in the hammock and artistically arranged around the grounds! Imagine her delight at seeing the men's obvious pleasure splashing in the sand while netting frogs!
Upon her arrival, events rolled into action; Ringo cleaned the frogs and put them on to boil. Countess Katie Isabella stirred the rabbit ragout. Lady Audrey passed honeysuckle punch and toasted shrew toes.
As the Princess' toes touched the daisy trail leading to the hammock, an honor guard was formed by all attending. P. Treasure warmly waved and greeted each member of the guard as she passed. Upon arriving at the hammock, she nestled against the peridot pillows which accented her eyes and drew a deep breath.
The Prime Minister led the group in a toast to the Princess, recounting her wisdom and generosity through the years. Mario, Court Musician, lead all in a festive round of 'For She's a Jolly Good Princess' and 'Happy Birthday'. Princess Coco read a poem she had written for the occasion.
All passed through the buffet, accepting those generous portions needed to satisfy appetites sharpened in the fresh air. As the dinner was winding down, hoof beats were heard and shortly Lady Scamper, without ess or tunnel, arrived. Resplendent in topaz livery setting off her chestnut coat, she whickered her respect to the Princess.
With a light touch, the Princess settled onto Lady Scamper's back. Lady Scamper then provided the Princess with a tour of the Realm's boundary, allowing the Princess to ride the perimeter and thank all those who assist in maintaining the safety of the Realm. In return, Princess Treasure provided Lady Scamper with a head bonk, marsh hay and wetland wheat for a repast.
After the formalities were finished, the company entertained themselves royalty with pet human impersonations, counting damselflies, and catpiling. Sirs Simba and Spitfire, accompanied by Mario, ensured the bluff was kept clear of squirrels. Goldfinches provided bright spots in the trees below in the fading light.
After a final serving of honeysuckle punch, fond adieus were exchanged and trips home begun.