"Have you seen him yet?" said Sophie, a particularly precious Persian.
"I've heard he's cocky and arrogant," said Lucretia, a Siamese.
"Ladies, ladies, give the guy a break, he's the new kid in town and we should give him a warm welcome," said Albert, an ageing ginger tom.
"I will reserve my judgement until I meet him," said Lucretia, haughtily.
Maurice, an Egyptian Mau, strutted across the young peony bed and faced the group. "My my, which one of you two foxy felines would like to get jiggy with Maurice the stud muffin?"
"Hmm, about that warm welcome," said Albert.