Friday, December 18, 2015

Festive Friday

I don't often dress up my furbabies. Cute thought it may be, none of them particularly enjoy it, and I certainly don't want to torture them just for my personal enjoyment or entertainment.

But, there is one way in which I can make one of my furbabies look festive, and without that furbaby's knowledge. That furbaby is Astrid, and her collar is the perfect place for adornments.
Do you like Astrid's cute little snowmen friends?
My sister and I have been accumulating a large number of ribbons for Astrid's collar since soon after we rescued her. The festive one you see her wearing above is actually far larger than the ones we usually put on her collar, but she doesn't even seem to notice it. It's also extra special because it was handmade by Astrid's gammy (my mom), and Astrid models it perfectly.

We have ribbons of all sorts of colors for Astrid, and for pretty much all seasons and major holidays. The idea actually started early on with Astrid's gammy, who first bought some dog hair ribbons with elastic bands for us to put on Astrid's collar. This was actually a bit of a joke at the beginning, because ever since we rescued her, people always (and I really do mean pretty much always) guess that Astrid is a boy. So, Astrid's gammy got some ribbons to put on her collar in a joking attempt to assist people in their decision. To be honest, people still almost always start off by calling Astrid a boy, even with the ribbons. Regardless, we loved the ribbon idea, so we have continued with it.

We hope everybuddy has as festive of a Friday as Astrid!


Hannah and Lucy said...

You look very smart with your ribbon on Astrid.
Lu7v Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

Astrid, you're as pretty as a Christmas package!

Marg said...

Oh Astrid, you look great in those ribbons. I do dress up some of my cats but only the ones that enjoy it. Two Two thinks it is all a big game. Good Girl Astrid for wearing those bows. Have a great day.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We would only wear so much as a ribbon at the threat of yer skin.

(Ahem) well, OK we just don't do that.

Colehaus Cats said...

Her ribbon is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous fabric. You're a good girl, Astrid.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That looks beautiful, Astrid!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a pretty ribbon, Astrid.

pilch92 said...

Very pretty bow. I am bad , I dress the kitties up for my enjoyment, but only long enough to get a photo- and I compensate them with treats.