Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kitty Acupuncture! But It Seems So Cruel !

My daughter brought me this kitty pincushion while on a business trip to Taiwan. (I have a daughter flying around the world!!?? Whew! I'm so proud of her.)

While there she visited a little sewing shop. The owner, putting forth her best sales effort, advised her potential customer that her grandmother hand-made this little kitty. Maybe she did and maybe she didn't, but the sales pitch was good and Miss Kitty is cute whether made by Grandmother or not. So Miss Kitty boarded the plane with DD to Minneapolis and eventually ended up on my desk in Iowa.

Kitty sat on my desk for weeks before I could bear to stick in a pin. My friend, Laurie, suggested I think of it as "kitty acupuncture".

So there you are, Miss Kitty. You should have no aches or pains whatsoever. That is...if kitty acupuncture works.

(Update: My daughter advised me last night that the shop owner mentioned her grandmother's stitching AFTER she had purchased Miss Kitty and not as a sales pitch. So thank you, Taiwan Gramma!)



Laurie M. said...

I hear a commercial on the radio for a local veterinarian who does acupuncture and other "alternative" treatments options. (Yes, this is California.) I always wonder, when I hear it, if the placebo effect applies to pets or only their owners.

Kelly said...

Very cute! I like the accupuncture idea. :)

Beth L. Gainer said...

This is funny, and that Kitty Pincushion is outrageous.

And I'm a cat person!!

Servivorgirl said...

witty knitty kitty...aaaawe
love it!brairi

Glenda said...

Cute and very unique!!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Cute pin cushion! She traveled a long way to be with you. So sweet of your daughter to think of you like that. Hope all is well with you. :D

S. Etole said...

It was good to visit here again. I hadn't realized you had updates.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a very cute poincushion!

My elderly cat would probably benefit from acupunctureto help relieve his arthritis.