Ralph Sherwood, curator at the Janet Frame House in Oamaru
with "Violet Pansy Proudlock"
VPP - whose initials can also stand for "Very Pampered Pussycat" -
is a frequent visitor to 56 Eden Street,
and in typical feline fashion,
certainly acts as though she owns the place.
The moniker "Violet Pansy Proudlock"
comes from a name Janet Frame invented for one of the characters
in her novel Living in the Maniototo.