Humble but delighted - King of the Badgers makes me a YOB
I have been recognised in the King of the Badger's New Year Honours list.
I am now a YOB, a Yeoman of the Order of Badgers.
I am very humbled, but also delighted.
Of course, the Badfort Crowd have tried to insinuate that he has just given me the medal because of all the money I lend him, and that he should reward achievement, not cronyism!
The King of the Badgers has assured me that no such thoughts were in his mind, and that this honour is a recognition of my many charitable works. He did complain a bit though about the cost of minting all these medals, which had left him a bit short of funds - so I lent him another few thousand, which I suspect I may never see again.
Given this generous donation, I was a little aggrieved to find that the medal was made of tin, sprayed gold.
There was also, more than a little, surprise when it was announced that George Osbadger, the Town Hall Treasurer, had been made Badger of the Year. Given that he was booed at the Homeward Olympics, he can hardly be described as a popular choice.
Many have put the honour he has received down to his policy of subsiding new burrows by giving out loans for spades and other excavation tools.
The King of the Badgers is very pleased, as he gets extra rates for every new burrow built.
However, the Badfort Crowd claim that this is just getting young badgers into even greater debt "They are literally, digging their own graves!" declared Beaver Hateman.