Weird things make me smile. It is probably why I am friends with all of you.
Our house is filled with quirky little things. There is art in the bathroom. We have a real, live, fruit producing lime tree in our kitchen. For ages, until I let my sister have it, we had an art deco desk serving as our entertainment center. A sundial side table sits next to a chair in the living room. And the most hideous plastic beaver you will ever see in your life hangs out in our garden.
Dave doesn’t understand things like sundials in the living room acting as a table. In his world, a sundial belongs outside in the sun telling time and a table is a table, damn it. So you can understand that when, exactly one year ago today, I purchased this cow that matches nary a dish in this whole house, Dave would be confused.
It’s a cow. A cow creamer. Get it?? Milk. Out of a cow. I mean, it’s her mouth, but Dave, it is magnificent. Don’t you love it?
Davester? Wasn’t so enamored with the cow. As with most things that make me ecstatically happy for no reason whatsoever, he smiled, shook his head, muttered under his breath, and the cow came to live at our house. He even puts up with the fact that every time we open our cabinet, that cow is staring him right in the face.
I for one, love this cow. She is a such a jaunty little fellow. Isn’t she?
So obviously, you will be on my side when a poor cow-matching-rooster was sitting all alone on a shelf just waiting for his forever home a year later and made his way into my cart?
I’m thinking of having a whole menagerie. Look. They are friends already. Don’t tell Dave.
You would totally come to my house for coffee, wouldn’t you?