Aby-a-Day – 8 Juli: Phrenology Cat (Miniature Monday)

One of our stops in London was to visit Forbidden Planet, the world’s largest comic, science fiction and fantasy book and toy store.

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Both Björn and I found some good things, but literally the last thing I saw as we were leaving was this porcelain Phrenology Cat.

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It wasn’t even that expensive…

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…and, even better, it was a pound off!

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Alfred was very interested it the little cat head.

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Included in the box is a small, well-bound 32-page book about cat phrenology. Really a nice little package, and a lovely find.

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There’s just one thing I didn’t notice until I unboxed it…all the writing on the back of the head is mirror-image.

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I’m not really sure if it’s meant to be like this or not. Maybe Phrenology Cat is printed backwards on the other side on purpose, and it’s meant to be placed in front of a mirror? I don’t know…so I emailed the company just to be sure. Or, maybe that’s why it was discounted. I have no idea. But it’s still a cool little figure.