One of the favorite napping positions of a cat (so I hear) is this one…..curled up in a little ball – nose to tail – conserving body heat…..nice and neat and compact! Right? Mom said yesterday (much to my confusion) that I looked just like a PET ROCK she used to have many years ago.
Pet rock? Huh? Apparently back a million years ago when she was young (tee hee) someone had a brilliant idea how to make a bunch of money by finding smooth round rocks and painting cats on them. Not just cats – other stuff too – but we cats often curl up in a ball to sleep and so we made a perfect “model” for these pet rocks.
Last night on TV Mom and Dad were watching the international channel and the Japanese station was featuring (are you ready?) a family that lives in a mountainous area in Japan where there’s a lot of snow in the winter…..they live by a river…..and throughout the snowy days they all sit inside their house and paint cats on smooth river stones they’d collected the rest of the year. They sell them in stores and they are quite popular. How cool is that? They were really neat – very colorful and beautifully painted.
Mom still has her pet rock from long ago. She says she hasn’t seen them in shops for many years but it sounds like a way FUN thing to do with a smooth stone don’t you think? Meanwhile, I guess I can continue to be her personal PET ROCK…..curled up in a ball in the sunshine, making her remember “the old days” which in turn always makes her smile REAL BIG.
Sammy, The Pet Rock 🙂