A cat known as the King of Ruddington was a no-show at his own birthday party despite hundreds of admirers attending.
Wilbur is famous in the Nottingham village for his visits to local shops, having left home of his own volition after his owner adopted two kittens.
And with his 10th birthday falling in July, locals decided to throw a fundraiser event to not only celebrate the cat's birthday, but also raise money for local charities.
However, Wilbur didn't really feel like having a party that day. Organisers expected he would be a no-show, but they managed to raise money for a new defibrillator.
Wilbur's original owner, Cathy Applebee, was not surprised that he failed to show.
The village's Community Choir sang a tribute to Wilbur at his party, despite his absence.
Despite Wilbur's no-show, his face was nevertheless all over The Frame Breakers pub, where the party took place.
From a Wilbur cake to Wilbur masks, Wilbur biscuits to a special ginger ale brewed in his honour, the event attracted hundreds of people.
As for Wilbur's location at the time, reports suggest he was visiting one of Ruddington's other public houses.