Once upon a time.
Not so Long ago, there was the news story that one of the party leaders had had no more than 30 lovers.
But also not so long ago there was a little shop. It was different from other little shops in that is didn't sell anything. The things in it's window had all been found and repaired by a couple of rag dolls, ornaments on a Mouse Organ, a carved wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker and a saggy, old, cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams but whom Emily loved.
Well it would seem that more than just Emily loved that dear Bagpuss, Old Fat Furry Catpuss. As he has just topped a poll as the favourite Children's TV animal of all time.
Just be careful if you are one of his firends and lovers because when Bagpuss goes to sleep all his friends go to sleep and we know how sleepy that striped cat could be.