Saturday, August 09, 2014

Natural Home Decor

So we were shopping at the hardware store in Shipshewana, Ed was looking for some gasket thingy and I was just killing time until he found what he needed.  I'm always amazed at how much stuff they cram on these shelves!  Hardware stores have the most interesting mix of items for sale and I always seem to find things I absolutely must have, like the cattle tags I really wanted to buy.

Then I moseyed over to the aisle where they had kitchen items and home decor - picture frames, cast iron doorstops, wall art, and then these little wooden beads and tin decorations.  As I was looking through the bins, I saw one of those little fake fur sleeping cats on the bottom shelf.  I've seen them before - they use real fur (usually rabbit fur) to cover a hard foam-like body - and they're extremely lifelike. 

I'm always amazed at how soft the fur is, it's like petting a real cat.  I stood there looking at it for a few minutes before I reached down to touch it.

Then I stopped because I thought to myself, what a weird place to display one of these things, on top of the bins with all the little wooden beads and stuff.  I was suddenly confused.  I didn't see it breathing.  It hadn't moved for at least ten minutes.  And it was in a perfect curl.  It had to be fake.

So I stretched out my hand and with one finger gently poked the back end of the cat.

He whipped his head around so fast, it scared the crap out of me.  It was a real damn cat!!

I snapped my arm back and stood there laughing at myself.  Then I called Ed to come over because I wanted to trick him, unfortunately the cat stirred when he heard Ed's voice so my little scheme didn't work.

From now on, before I decide to reach out to caress a cute furry creature, I think I'll just give it a little nudge it with my toe first.

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2013: Cats In Trucker Hats
2012: Marbelize It!
2011: Inner Harbor Fixture
2010: Sandía On The Wall
2009: Big Rig Parking AT #34
2008: The Benefits Of Marriage Without The Hassle Of Dieting To Get Into The Dress
2007: Gateway To The West
2006: Taking A Lesson From An Eleven Year Old
2005: Rejoicing And Be Sad


Belledog said...

Dare I ask why you want the cattle tags? You are just going to announce that and leave it out there?

Store cats rule. Funny.

The Daily Rant said...

BELLEDOG: Well, I just liked them. They had different colors. Numbers on them. I was going to buy one with my birth day number on it, maybe for my keyring? I don't know. I felt I needed them for some reason. That there was *something* I could do with them. LOL

Decorina said...

OMD, I got one of those fake cats at a white elephant party last January. Creeped me right the hell out. It still does. Eeeeuuuuuwwww.

Still laughing about the cattle tags. I would have thought the same thing.

Gil said...

Don't you just love going into a real hardware store where you can buy the one or two items that you need for a project? Rather than going to a Home Depot or whatever where you have to buy packages of items!

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