What’s a good gift to give a cat that has it all? As Fa-raon approached his third birthday, such was the question that tormented his many friends and admirers around the world.
Indeed, how to please the chicest of all Parisian cats? What present could satisfy this discerning felid already blessed with spectacular looks -a beautiful coat of champagne-coloured fur delicately speckled with caramel, cheeky whiskers, wide sapphire blue eyes- and the most exquisite lair there is, as he calls the legendary Bristol Hotel home?
A question all the more so pressing since the dapper Sacred Burmese had made it very clear to his entourage: 3 cats years being the equivalent of 20 human years, he could only be content with the very best for this very special birthday.
As a consequence, when the big day arrived, the concierge at the Bristol was feeling a bit nervous when he presented Fa-rao with his gift. Was he going to scratch or rather approve of it? As soon as the demanding feline opened the deep-brown bag stamped with the name “Goyard” in silver letters, the concierge was relieved: he didn’t bite or arch his back. Quite the opposite: he immediately fell in love with the Goyardine canvas and leather bow-tie « Oscar » collar, and the matching poplar wood bowl, the latter being of course monogrammed with hand-painted green initials with fuchsia shadow effect, the colours of the Bristol.
Eyewitnesses report that Fa-raon was even distinctly heard to purr with pleasure.