P. G. Wodehouse, funny writer about the foibles of the particularly British upper class, was born on October 15, 1881.
There is something about this place [California] that breeds work. We have a delightful house-Norma Shearers'-...One of the stories I have written is your cat plot. The story of Webster..the artist and his dignified cat...California scenery is the most loathsome on earth..but by sticking in one's garden...it is possible to get by...Don't you find that all you need is a wife, a few real friends, a regular supply of books, a Peke, (make that two Pekes and a swimming pool.)
I excerpted some communication of Wodehouse's to mention not just one of his anthologized stories, but give a sense of the author.