Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Tabby has been wondering

whether she has an SIS file.

The NZ Security Intelligence Service has apparently been compiling dossiers on protesters and political activists. For decades.

Chris Trotter thinks any self-respecting lefty agitator should consider the existence of such a file on them to be a badge of honour.

Like MP Keith Locke, The Tabby started attending protests at a very young age. She admits to only ever being small fry on the barricades, and has taken part only in peaceful civil disobedience. Luckily she has only ever been jostled and yelled at rather than batoned or arrested.

Schroedinger has given the situation some thought and delivered his opinion:

"You were probably mentioned in despatches. I doubt whether you have your own file."


Vanda Symon said...

Schroedinger may have it wrong, being such a famous tabby, she may have a comprehensive file, right down to her favourite flavour of Go-cat and preferred party-frock.

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Go-cat? What's that? The Tabby turns up her nose at anything but the likes of caramelised butterfly wings or creamed krill in caviar aspic.

We've never understood why they don't sell mouse-flavoured cat food, because she was very fond of that meal in her younger days.

As for the SIS - you may be right. Even if the Tabby didn't have a file before, putting a link to the SIS on her blog may well have been a silly thing to do...

I've been trying to persuade the Tabby to write her memoirs. She's seen a lot the old cat. Wouldn't that be a great pov - from the perspective of the family pet? :-)