It has been said that, when Rome burned, the Emporer's cats still expected to be fed on time. Hardly a surprise, given that as early as the Ancient Egyptians, way back in 3000 BC, cats were the rock stars of the animal world, and were quite used to being held in high esteem. In fact, they demanded it! Some things never change, as anyone who has allowed one of these feline beauties into their lives well knows. [ Or perhaps they have allowed you into theirs?] This mug is a fitting tribute to our furry little overlords. Through simple, modern design, Leslie Gerry has created a powerful image of the black cat with its classic dramatic yellow eyes, set against a backdrop of rich laurel green and rust design. This distinctive little mug makes a great present for that special someone in your life, or just for yourself. Made from fine bone china, it has a quality feel, but is very light in the hand. Sure to add a stylish touch to any cat lovers kitchen cupboard.