Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Bella loves ribbons.  The other day I tossed a bunch of ribbons at her, and the effect was rather amazing.  She sat there for a full 10 minutes, purring loudly and casting grateful glances my way.  Every so often she would reach out and pat the ribbons with her giant paw.  Finally, she heaved a completely contented sigh and drifted off to sleep, no doubt dreaming fantastical, ribbon-filled dreams.

In Pride and Prejudice, which of the Bennet girls was it who was always going on about ribbons?  Was it Lydia, or Kitty?

I want to say Kitty.

But it might have been Lydia.

We have no Lydia here, but I can tell you that THIS Kitty is mad about ribbons.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cat Bling

I recently ran across some of my childhood jewelry.  Being a girl, of course Bella wanted to model my old necklaces.

I always liked this silver butterfly.

A cat wearing a cat!  Bella thinks wearing Garfield's likeness is pretty hilarious.

This bear was a favorite.  In fact, I wore it for my 4th grade school picture, along with a fabulous burgundy jumpsuit.  Too bad the pendant flipped around and all you could see was a label proclaiming "Genuine Copper."

And of course Strawberry Shortcake.  What little girl didn't have a Strawberry Shortcake necklace in the early 80's?

Truth be told, Bella's only real use for Strawberry Shortcake is this sort of thing.  But don't tell anyone.