A local cat, Elvis Snoogums, has spoken of his excitement as Christmas gets ever closer.

Speaking exclusively to the Rochdale Herald Elvis told us, “Soon my yooman will be putting up the big green plaything for me to climb with the little balls hanging on it that smash so satisfyingly when batted onto the floor.”

He continued, “Then there’ll be the enormous but curiously tasteless chicken to ransack while they are spark out on the couch after too much sherry.”

“They always get me a gift too. Usually some plastic playtree from Pets R Us which I studiously ignore while sitting in the…..” At this point Mr Snoogums dropped off, awaking an hour later. “…….packaging. 125!”

It’s understood that Mr Snoogums Christmas plans involve a forensic examination of the radiator in the back bedroom.