The Cat Controller! is a magazine story.
The Fat Controller is having a day off because he and his wife are judging a pet show. Without him, Thomas forgets what jobs he has to do. He then sees a cat taking a drink of milk, which reminds Thomas he has to take milk tankers to the dairy. Later, when all of the pets gather on the platform, they all start making noises, which drives James mad. The cat wanders onto the platform and scares all the animals. James states that the cat is as good as the Fat Controller.
- Lady Hatt looks completely different in this story. She has blonde hair and looks younger.