What a long day, but four of the five bits of the Albatross have been edited. It’s time for some Feline Recuperation, and I’ll even throw in a d*g for you miscreants.
Lucky you if you live in Ireland, because, as of TODAY, you can now put these on your letters:
Note that all the cat names are in Irish as well as English—except for the Maine Coon.
The Irish Post Office adds:
September 3rd, 2014: Cats are the subject of four new stamps to be issued by An Post tomorrow (Thursday). Four popular feline breeds – Maine Coon, Burmese, British Shorthair and Persian – are featured on the new 68c stamps by Red & Grey Design with striking photographs by Feline Photography specialist Amy French.
The stamps, a special First Day Cover envelope and Booklet of stamps may be viewed and purchased at www.irishstamps.ie , at the GPO Dublin and selected Post Offices.
. . . An Post spokesperson said: “With four glamorous cats on An Post’s new 68c stamps, this set will appeal to both cat lovers and breeders alike – they are simply the cat’s pyjamas!”
Yes, I get “pyjamas” (in the U.S. it’s “pajamas”), but “An Post spokesperson”? Is that Irish lingo.
Finally, someone gave me this Argyle Sweater cartoon from the Chicago Tribune, and I scanned it since it refers obliquely to the Official Website Charity™: