You know when you first come across someone or something and you get the strong sense that you’re going to end up liking them very much indeed? It’s rather lovely when that happens, and it’s rare for that initial impression to be wrong.
That’s how I felt when I first discovered Cat Rabbit … with a brand name like that, how could I not? Cats and rabbits are equally fantastic individuals, so bringing them together creates some kind of amazing furry partnership that I’m powerless to resist. I’ve purchased a few little Cat Rabbit goodies over the years, but I’m yet to be quick enough to snaffle one of her gorgeous handmade plush toys … one day it will happen, I’m sure.
My most recent Cat Rabbit acquisition is this delightful pair of handkerchiefs – ‘Chief Hank: Chief of the Hankies‘ and ‘A handkerchief for fond farewells, crying eyes and runny noses‘. As their name suggests, I find that handkerchiefs are very ‘handy’ for all manner of situations and occasions.
Something you may not know about me is that I cry when I laugh. Some people may think that’s rather charming or amusing, but for me it tends to be a little inconvenient (there’s nothing attractive or comfortable about eyes stinging from moisturiser suddenly made mobile or eye makeup smeared down one’s face). But with a little hanky by my side, the hope is that I will now be able to delicately dab at my teary eyes without causing myself too much bother.
While handkerchiefs may be quaint and just a little bit old-fashioned, they hold a sweet charm that disposable tissue equivalents can never match. If those hankies also happen to be as cute as this pair, well that’s a wonderful bonus that I’m happy to take advantage of.
Speaking of old-fashioned traditions, I certainly won’t be letting either of these drop to the ground in an effort to attract the attention of nearby gentleman … they’re far too precious for that (the hankies that is, not the men). Are you a handkerchief-er too? Or perhaps like me you have to suffer through your laughter with tears? … In any case, have a wonderful week, free from tears!