From 30 feet away, she looked like a lotta class. From ten feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.
And next, from a letter to his editor, on his cat:
At certain times she has a trick of holding one paw up loosely and lookng at it in a speculative manner. My wife thinks she's suggesting we get her a wristwatch.. She doesn't need one for any practical reason; she can tell time better than I do. But after all, you gotta have some jewelry.