This year, we had a small Christmas, because I bought tickets to the Red Sox-Yankees games next summer in London, and Björn bought us a new television. But we did do some small gifts and stocking stuffers to each other, and Björn’s main gift to me was a 4D Vision Cat Anatomy Model
Well, of course I loved it! In fact, I sat down and assembled it on the spot.
Luckily, living in Sweden has given me a pretty good grasp on navigating pictorial assembly instructions.
But what was really cool was the information included on the instruction sheet. Like random cat factoids.
And cat anatomy illustrated (using pictures of the model’s pieces) along with a felid size comparison chart.
Then there’s a little guide to cat communication and body language, how cats land on their feet, and an illustration of how retractible claws work.
Finally, there’s an organ-by-organ breakdown of all the parts of a cat, again using the model pieces (except for the eye).
Here is my model, completed.
My favourite part is, the model cat is a female! And she has kittens inside! Aren’t they cute? #theylooklikeabys…
Izaak wanted to meet the model.
I don’t think it went well…
…In fact, he seemed a little freaked out. Was it the kittens, Zak?
7 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 7 Januari: My Christmas Present (Miniature Monday)”
How very YOU! You sure know how to please the Koshka-person, Bjorn. An
enchanting gift selection to be sure.
OMC, this is the PERFECT gift for you! It’s awesome!
Great gift! Some of their science is a little off, though. For example, cats do have shoulder blades.
I’ve always thought cat claws should be called extensible not retractable since the relaxed state of a cat paw has the claws sheathed.
Shoulder blades, yes (there’s even one in the kit) …it’s collar bones they don’t have. I think they just mistranslated it. They got it right in the diagram, in Latin…
NIFTY! I WANT ONE!
They are actually available on Amazon, believe it or not…
Just ordered this from Amazon – so cool!
But Red Sox-Yankees in London? I am totally jealous.