Cat Whisperer Stays with Strays
One of the world’s most astute economists, 52-year-old Ann Godbehere, has been entrusted with the equivalent of about $200 billion of public funds to resuscitate the venerable but mightily struggling British bank of Northern Rock. Mrs. Godbehere is being paid top money, has been given preferred tax status, and is considered the very best chance the bank has to get back on its feet. But all those perks are not as important to Mrs. Godbehere as the one she fought hardest to get: to continue living in Switzerland and commute to Britain so she doesn’t miss a single day with her beloved 17-year-old cat, Spunky, and her house of strays. She’s a cat person first and foremost, and, as happy endings go, the British government agreed that it was a purrfect arrangement.