is a character in Dogsbody
. Her real name is Daphne Duffield and she is Kathleen
's aunt. She is Basil
's mother and wife of Mr Duffield
. She is a potter and has a shop attached to the house where she sells very ugly pots.
Duffie hates Sirius and Kathleen, and although she occasionally takes it into her head that she loves cats, she usually ignores her three: Tibbles, Romulus, and Remus. Duffie does not like the Irish and resents Kathleen because Mr Duffield sent for her without consulting Duffie. Duffie makes Kathleen do all the housework in exchange for keeping Sirius and then expects Kathleen to be grateful for being looked after by the Duffields.