You Will Like This

by Marinka on November 22, 2013

The other day Papa sent me an email with the subject heading “You will like this!”

I immediately became very excited because I really like liking things so I assumed it was something like a revelation that I was one of the Romanoffs and should expect to be on the receiving end of  an immediate shipment of Faberge eggs.  On the one hand, I’d be shocked and upset that Mama and Papa had been lying to me and were not in fact my biological parents, but on the other, the Faberge eggs are really pretty.




Although I sort of wonder if it comes in other colors.

So I started to prepare for this New Normal of becoming Suddenly Royal, and then I opened Papa’s email. And saw that it was a link to a website.

A website of shirts with embroidered pocket cats.

cat shirt

And so I spent the next couple of days looking at the shirts and wondering if other animals were an option. Like maybe a money embroidery on the back? A serpent embroidery around the neck? And then I followed the linking to a site that had this embroidery:



And ever since I have been wondering. Why is a collie standing next to a plant? And who is saying “Did you stand here yesterday?” Is it the plant? Is the plant urine-soaked? Is the dog wondering if  you, the owner of this piece stood besides the plant yesterday?

I can’t get a satisfactory answer. Perhaps if people who embroidered things considered the problems they were creating, they would focus instead on making Faberge eggs.

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anna whiston-donaldson November 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I’m super confused, too. But I’m glad to know you, Anastasia. Oh, I was trying to be funny, but I think I just called you old. And since we are the same age, I’m just going to quit typing now.


Laurie November 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Maybe it is the dog asking and implying that you are so wonderful, flowers sprout wherever you stand.

Except those look a lot like dandylions.

I think you should get the shirt and maybe someday someone will be able to tell you what it means. At which time you can reward them with one of your Fabrage eggs.


Deborah J November 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Umm, I think the Faberge eggs would need dusting.
You need to think about that, ’cause the expectation you should do that would get irritating.


susan weinstein November 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

You need an embroidered Fabrege egg, doesn’t get dusty, and perhaps have it on a warm flannel nightgown, so it’s personal, only you can touch it?


Gdot November 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

I did not like this.


awesome dude November 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

My size is 15.5/33


the mama bird diaries
November 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

that cat is hilarious.


anymommy November 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Happily, you know what to get Awesome Dude for Hanukkah.


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