Posted 2 years ago
This post is for Manikin, the Doctor of souls and all manner of injured dolls.
I found these three delightful wooden cats at a thrift store in Olympia, Washington in 2004. I suspect that they are imports, perhaps from the Philippines? Two are damaged, and two look like they might be missing an accessory.
The large cream and black spotted cat is missing his forearm. He seems a peaceable creature, and seems quite content. The striped fellow is my favorite. He has obviously taken a few spills because both of his ears are chewed up, and the previous owner applied aluminum foil over the edges. I assume that the foil was a repair and that previous owner wasn’t using cat as the base of a TV antenna. However, he does look a bit frazzled. Do you think he could be in a trance? His outstretched arms meet, and there is a hole in the center. Do you suppose he might be an incense burner??? The small black spotted cat beside him has the same hole. I am enchanted by the striped cat, and delighted with the trio, boo-boo’s and all. They are perfect for Halloween. We bid you all ‘A Merry Hallows’ Eve!’ BOO!