"Paws for Thought"
~ NEW ~ Here my cat has forgotten how many of his nine lives he has used up. I say nine, but in Germany, Italy, Greece and Brazil seven lives are the norm whilst Turkish and Arabic cats only get six! Whilst carving this piece I enjoyed discovering yet more new cat-related facts so carved into the piece are a few of them. Kaltenstoet is a cat festival in Ypres, Belgium, where cats were once thrown from the belfry. Luckily only toy cats suffer the same fate these days. Maneki-Neko (Beckoning Cat) is the name of the lucky charm cat, based on a Calico Japanese Bobtail, with the raised paw which graces many Chinese restaurants in the UK. "The Cat's Nine Lives Song" is something you must look up on You Tube. It will make you smile!