a gift from the magi

January 28, 2012

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i love these chinese money cats.
(at least that’s what i’ve always called them)
for years i’ve only had the one precious money cat.
because of one comment left on christine’s photo
now i have two.

this one came all the way from spain to get here,
and now my money cat has un petit ami.
or should i say un pequeño amigo.

can you believe that?
a perfect stranger sent me a gift
just because i said “i want this”

i love the internets.

¡gracis, christine, por mi gato dorado de españa!

6 Responses to “a gift from the magi”

  1. Nicole Says:

    How wonderfully lovely! <3

  2. Sharripie Says:

    In case you want to know, they’re actually Japanese, called maneki neko. There are lots of stories about them – here’s the wikipedia bit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki_Neko

    I love them too! They’re not hard to find – I bet you could find all kinds of them at an Asian grocery or pop culture shop.

  3. V. Says:

    I love the slide show, and I miss that desk.

  4. Anonymous, too Says:

    The lucky cats are supposed to be most lucky if they are facing the front door of your home, so they can welcome money and good fortune into your life. So says my niece who is into anime, manga, Godzilla, and everything Japanese.

    Love the way the sizes are so proportionate to each other. What a lucky coincidence!

    PS: saw the Twaddle post and picture of Mo needing to go out. Nice to see the little guy’s still stylin’, looking very handsome in his houndstooth coat!

  5. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Nice!!!!!

  6. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    My sister gave me a white one, like yours. I’m going to turn it to face the door.

    Your new gold one is quite unique. Maybe it’s supposed to bring yarn.


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