The mean old stray cat. Mrs. Florrie found the cat irresistible and tries to lure him to be her cat. She named him Aster after her flowers in the garden. Aster being a stray cat did not have a name, and since he cannot speak human, he cannot object to such a foofy name. The cat is much too independent for such refinements, however, feels guilty not indulging an old lady, plus Aster cannot resist the fresh milk.