Local Talent: Chantilylace Yada Yada Yada

by Dave Roberts

There’s plenty to love about this week’s model. Chantilylace Yada Yada Yada, of Chantilylace Cattery, darling of the Cat Fanciers’ Association circuit and fixture of society balls and black-tie affairs, was born of eminent pedigree to Chantilylace Groucho Marx and Whiskers Up Alexis of Chantilylace. Winner of best calico in the nation, 2001-2002, she continues to be a force to be reckoned with on the circuit. In her downtime she enjoys sauntering, lying around and Jane Austen novels. She is passionate in her commitment to social causes, including her efforts last spring in Darfur. Despite being a grandmother of several dozen, she maintains her youthful figure with a rigorous daily routine of yawning, stretching and licking herself. “It’s not about the ribbons,” says Tilly. “I do it for the fans…” adding with a sly smile: “and the endorsements.”