bright xmas packages tied up with string . . .

And Meow’s Favorite Things continue on . . .

It’s Christmas day, Oh joy Oh joy!

But not for toys, Oh boy Oh boy!

I race the house, I’m full of glee

To see such fun beneath the tree!

It’s paper, ribbon, and the string

That makes this kitty’s heart dost sing!

I jump, I slide, I hide. I rip, I pull, I bite.

What joy! And all for Meow’s delight!

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Meow’s Favorite Things—A Christmas Song

Playtime or sleeptime and tuna at mealtime

Bright sunny spots and maybe a nap time

Bright x-mas packages tied up with strings

These are a few of meow’s favorite things

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Cream-colored blankets and crisp little crunchies

Petting and brushing and tuna as munchies

Wild little birdies that fly bye-bye on wings

These are a few of meow’s favorite things

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Lying in lap-e while petting my back-e

Tuna that sticks to my paw and my nose-e

Newspaper balls and toys with a spring

These are a few of meow’s favorite things

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When the dog barks

When the dish empties

When meow’s feeling hun-gry

Meow simply remembers meow’s favorite things

Then meow don’t feel so bad ! ! !

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A “Pearly White” Christmas Commission

A friend of mine, who also happens to be an excellent artist, commissioned a necklace using cat hair. What follows is the discussion I had with her before I proceeded with making the necklace.

Me: Do you want the cat hair necklace to include some leather/metal in the design?

Her: No. Just make one using cat hair as large white “pearls.”

Me: How about adding an asymmetrical focal point in the front?

Her: No. Just make it look like a string of white pearls.

Me: Can I ask why?

Her: I want people to think it is a pearl necklace, and then be surprised or shocked that they are not pearls but “pearls” made from cat hair.

A small basket of Gaia hair

HELP GAIA!!  I was going to need a lot of hair for this project, probably 28 “pearls”. I began three weeks before Thanksgiving. (She originally wanted to wear it while she was in New York for Thanksgiving.) That was out of the question! I got into grooming mode. Once a week I groomed Gaia, then rolled the hair into tight cat hair pearls.

Two months later… finally! I had enough of those “pearls” to wire a necklace!

Gaia guarding the “pearls”

And the finished necklace— packed up and ready to be worn on Christmas eve!