It was during the reign of the old king that GarGar, le comte des deux chats first proposed to Princess Pirouette, the heir apparent. On bended knee he presented la Princesse a modest diamond ring. There in the frondescence of His Majesty’s gardens, Pirouette first refused her future husband her hand in marriage. At the time, she hardly knew who he was. She’d already rebuffed half a dozen suitors before le comte, but the look of disappointment on his face melted her heart.