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.
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.