Our cat, George, died, after 18 years of lazing about. We really loved that large, friendly and incontinent cat. A victorian idea after a favourite pet had died was to stuff or make a wooden effigy of the pet and get their butler to position the effigy about the house in the pet’s favourite places. This seemed a bit creepy. What to do? What did George most like? Being sleepy on a rug. Nepalese Tiger rugs are great objects, why not make George into a rug? So that is what has happened.
The real cat mat.