Wearing O’ the green

Happy St Patrick’s day, lovely people! I hope you’re all wearing green today so you don’t get pinched. I know I am. My poor cats however, have no green to wear. But I’m the only one here with them today so I think they’re safe from getting pinched by anyone. Ha!

This top is a lovely shade of jade green. Definitely enough green not to get pinched on St Patrick’s day.

 

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

 

But why do we go around pinching people not wearing green on St Patrick’s day anyway? Seriously?

Apparently this tradition was started in America, not Ireland. It was said that wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns who would pinch everyone they could see – those not wearing green. Wearing green made you invisible to the leprechauns. People began pinching others that didn’t wear green to remind them that leprechauns could sneak up and pinch anyone not wearing green.

Okay. Whatever.

I totally remember trying to sneak green in where it wasn’t visible in elementary school. Like, “I have green on my underwear!” I believe in elementary school if someone pinched you for not wear green, you could punch them back. Hahaha. I was pretty shy growing up, so I really don’t remember actually punching anyone back, but I remember it was a thing. Ah. The dorkiness of being a kid.

 

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

 

Brown puffer vest, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Brown puffer vest, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Brown puffer vest, green top, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

 

Green top, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

Brown puffer vest, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Green top, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

I think we are finally pulling out of our cold spell here in Oregon, but last weekend when we took these photos, there were still bits of snow on the ground and it felt like winter out. This weekend we are finally warming up and it feels like spring is on the way. I hope I didn’t just jinx it by saying it. (If it snows tomorrow, it’s my fault for saying spring is finally coming.)

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Gifts for the cat

Gifts for the cat. I know, I know. Cats don’t need gifts, right? Or do they? My cats get something little in their tiny stockings every year. Maybe a treat or a new nip toy. Nothing big, nothing major, just something little and cute or something I they would find super tasty.

Gift for the cat

 

I scoured Amazon to find the perfect gift for your cat. Or mine. I know one of my cats would really love the toilet bowl water dish. I won’t say any names – ahem, Isis – but one of them is so fond of drinking from the toilet bowl that we have to keep the lids on the toilets shut to stop her from doing it. Yuck. But what else can you do to stop a pets bad drinking habits? Hahaha.

Pet grooming mitt Pet grooming mitt

Pin and bristle brush

The other cat loves to be groomed. (Sheba – the model for all my photos. Her sister was happily sleeping under my teddy bear jacket. Sometimes you’ve just got to work with whichever cat cooperates! I’ll have to do a photo shoot for Isis another day when she feels like playing.) Sheba will sit there and purr shamelessly as long as you keep grooming her – she especially loves being brushed under the chin! Isis seems to like being brushed, but won’t purr when you do it and is more likely to run off quicker than her sister.

Feather teaser toy

They both love feather toys. Or any toys with strings on them. They don’t seem as fond of the ones with jingle bells attached or little balls with the jingle bells inside. I get the feeling they just don’t like the jingle bells. Isis loves batting balls around the house if they don’t have jingle bells in them. They are her favorite toy.

Iz mine! Hamburger nip toy Yum! ~ Donut nip toy Taco nip toy Which one do I want? Mama spoils me! ~ Kitty food nip toys

And then there are nip toys in general. I am really proud of these particular nip toys as I found a blog post on Pinterest on how to make them – here Me and one of my sons made the food toys. I had some of the felt already and only had to get two more colors and the embroidery thread. Super cheap easy to make and fun for them to play with. Plus fun to watch them playing with them.

And no, you can’t have my handmade nip toys for my cats. They have already played with them and rubbed them all over their faces. Now they are sticking out of the top of their cute little stockings waiting for Christmas day before the cats can play with them again. Poor babies. Waiting is hard.

 

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