What It’s Like to Be My Friend

My friend helped me shop for apartment trinkets yesterday, and I paid her with these miniature decorative cat plates (also, in love).  I was hoping they were handmade portraits of some crazy lady’s decreased cats, but alas, they were made in China. The one second to the left has a double chin.


35 thoughts on “What It’s Like to Be My Friend

  1. apronheadlilly says:

    Deceased, yes! In, China, probably somebody’s lunch! My son and his wife are in Shanghai working. One of their friends left country for a trip and left their apt. with dog in the care of local firends. They came back and their “friends” had eaten their dog! Wasn’t that what it was for? 🙂

  2. joem18b says:

    oho. the cats of Liu Xiaoqing, famous old crazy lady of Zhengzhou. i recognize the portraits, especially the one of the famous cat, Zhang Manyu, with the double chin. it’s from a set honoring her and her cats.

    the Chinese don’t eat cat, but they will feed dog to a cat.

  3. Jen says:

    It’s just as crazy that mini plates of random cat faces are mass produced. And how satisfying that visitors to your friends house will now think that she’s a crazy cat lady. The gift that keeps on giving!

  4. planetross says:

    “some crazy lady’s decreased cats” … someday I will be “decreased” … or at least the area I take up will be “decreased”. hee hee!

    note: usually cats with double chins are Siamese … or had a lazy owner who gave them the same Chinese name … “Chin”.

  5. Jeff says:

    Oh man. I have to get my hands on some of these. Preparing for a life as a not so crazy but sort of weird cat man. These are truly symbols of modern Americana art!

  6. PCC Advantage says:

    That’s an awesome gift. It’s so practical and can be used in a variety of ways.

    I want to be your friend, but I would first appreciate tiny teacups with pictures of parrots on them.

    In return, I will give you a ChiaPet. Also very useful.

    P.S. Hilarious post! 😉

  7. Jocellyn says:

    My friend would absolutely steal these! how cute. I’m surprised urban outfitters hasn’t started rolling these out (rolls eyes quasi-sarcastically…I only 1/2 hate that place!)

  8. Jerry says:

    Just because they were made in China doesn’t mean you have to lose hope! I would think that out of the billions of people that live there, there’d be at least a couple million crazy ladies who hand paint portraits of their deceased cats onto miniature decorative plates that eventually make their way to trinket shops here in America.

    Ok, maybe a couple million is kinda high. I think a more realistic number would be just one million.

    BTW, nice blog!

  9. Gandalfe says:

    Interesting viewpoints. Me, I blog for myself. It is interesting to see why I bought something, how I felt about an issue, or just track a fav project like my solar energy analysis every five years. I am not interesting enough to have a big following like you do.

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