Exclusive: official pawtrait revealed

Dear Sir, — For reasons best known to herself, Smudge the Cat has been hitherto unwilling to enter this year’s Festive Pets competition. We can only speculate as to the reasons behind her thinking.
Public opinion though is a powerful force. In response to the many (at least two) enquiries received, I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that Smudge the Cat’s 2019 Christmas portrait has now been released.
As ever, the Chronicle gets first dibs. — Yours faithfully,

Management representative for Smudge the Cat.