Josephine wrote to tell me she had a good laugh while reading yesterday's blog post (click here if you missed it). My bidet story was a big surprise to her (so all those years of mortification were a waste of energy). Josephine is an animal lover. She sent me this recent photo of one of her cats, Frances (aka Bebé), in her exquisite Sicilian porcelain cat bed. Frances is 18 months old and deaf — all the time — as opposed to our cats who seem to suffer from selective deafness.