Smith and Jones


Smith is a Seal-Point Siamese cat, living with his sister, Jones, in a housing estate in Hastings on the south coast of England.

All he wants is a quiet life, the standard feline existence of sleeping eating and sniffing things, leavened with the occasional bit of pouncing. It’s a pity that none of his friends will leave him alone long enough for it to ever happen.

He sees himself as the only sensible cat around. This doesn’t stop his having mad moments now and again. He is a cat, after all.

He’s no good at skateboarding and his one ambition is to see what the world looks like from the top of Smudge’s wall.



Jones is Smith’s sister – she’s the one with the lighter markings. Silly and playful, she tends to do stuff on the spur of the moment without thinking about the consequences, so the tends to get banished from the house quite often.

She has a lively imagination and loves playing boogie-woogie and ragtime on the piano. In the past few years she’s dyed herself pink, convinced herself that she’s invisible, journeyed to the centre of the duvet cover and got lost in a fortress constructed from sofa cushions.

She is convinced typewriters talk to her, and she has a deep and abiding fear of Spiders.