Illustrated coloured postcard with a panel within an embossed oval. Panel shows two Yorkshire Terriers looking intently at the floor. There is a green patterned wallpaper on the wall behind them and they stand next to a tall Wedgewood style vase. The vase contains red and blue flowers and an ear of corn. Two red petals have fallen to the floor. Top right above the oval is the legend “After the Rat”. Below the oval is written “Two little Terriers Arrive too late The rat’s not ready To meet its fate”. The card is addressed to Master C Pittam Castlethorpe Stony Stratford. The message reads “13/9/09 Dear Cyril this is to wish many happy returns of your birthday from Auntie Min xxxxxx”. The card is franked CULWORTH SP 12 09.