Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Carving Date: 1997
Release Date: 6/1/1997
Dimensions (Inches): 2.05 x 2.48 x 3.11
S e c r e t s:
This youthful group of cats contrasts to the older, more staid cats of “Major’s Mousers,” whose retirement was announced April 1997 shortly before that of John Major, former Prime Minister. “May 1 97” and “Blair Wins” refer to the landslide victory for Tony Blair and the Labour party in the UK General Election in May 1997. Peter had spotted the first cuckoo of the season and a grass snake while working on this piece, thus their incorporation. The tin can appears again, and Peter insists that this is the first time the mouse has shown his bottom. Inside a cat uses the walls of the box as a scratching post. Hallmarks include ©, heart, HBC logo, ed.#, and Pc.