Friday, 25 July 2008

Friday Mogblog - Hong Kong Horripilation Edition

My friend in Hong Kong (who owns those visitor cats, and who is staying on there a little longer now) came back to Melbourne recently for a holiday, out-Magiing the Magi with what is indubitably the finest gift anyone has ever given or received: a cat acupuncture points model.

Kitty is made of a clammy-feeling soft vinyl, and is about the size of a loaf of bread. One side is white with the points picked out in red dots with black numbers, like this:

The other side is a little more graphic. Highly educational, though, of course. It appears that the cat brain is a sort of small conical trickle of baby poo descending down the side of the head. I never would have guessed.

The numbers correspond to instructions in an accompanying leaflet. The treatable conditions are not generally of the sort that my cats are much prone to (except they do admittedly have 'impotence', but they don't feel inadequate because of it.)


Zoe said...

Will you be photoblogging poking Pud? Please?

Another Outspoken Female said...

Baz if your mistress starts smiling at you whilst holding her dressmaking pins - run!

Ann O'Dyne said...

I am struck dumb by the thingy, while simultaneously impressed by your friend's gift choice.

Cat brain under ear may explain why they like skritching there?

No cat is going to sit still for acupuncture ????

Ampersand Duck said...

Do the dots have holes for practice runs?

Look at Foo-Foo!

Pavlov's Cat said...

I think my head asplode.

Anonymous said...

The "brain" is a parotid salivary gland!

Brains are enclosed in "skulls", which are harder than vinyl. They are sometimes (rarely) used by humans for deductive reasoning, a function that requires a minimum stock of "facts" to be also enclosed within the skull. In recent times, "facts" are more likely to be located in the "Google", leading to a decline in the amount and quality of deductive reasoning.