July 29, 2011

On The Cutting Edge with Buttonwillow (and a Caption Contest!)

Question: Do you allow your cat to play with scissors?

Of course not.
Just look at what can happen:

However, in her role as Chief Studio Assistant, Buttonwillow insists that she should be Scissors Certified.
I still say "NO".

Which means, of course, that her obsessive fascination with scissors grows with each passing day that they remain forbidden. Which means that a furry girl has to be a little crafty to get her paws on a pair.

"I'm not touching them. Look, my paw is a full hair's width away from that blade."

"I'll just relax here and groom myself a bit. You go ahead with your work. Don't mind me."

"Ahhhhh. I think a little stretch might feel good right about now. "

"That feels so good, I'm going to stretch out my other paw a little bit..."

"What's this? Those crazy scissors jumped right into my paws!! How do these things constantly happen to me?!"

"As long as the darned things are already in my paws, I may as well try to figure out how they work. And then I'll show everyone just how truly helpful I could be."

What do you think Buttonwillow would say next?

Share your caption in the comments section of this post for a chance to win a set of catnip toys from my Etsy Shop. One name will be drawn at random on August 6 and will win their choice of three catnip toys from the selection pictured, a $14.00 value, including postage.

Suggestions will also be accepted in an identical post over at The Hive. Entries will be accepted until Saturday, August 6th, 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. I will ship the prize to anywhere in the world.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner, such as a link to your blog or e-mail address . You may send info directly to my email if you don't want to make your contact info public. If you visit www.susanfaye.net , you will find an email link. Also, if you encounter trouble with the Comments feature, you may send your entry directly to my email.

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Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Holy crap! Those things are sharp!

Catherine said...

"Shoot.... if only I had thumbs!" :)

I still have my beautiful photo I won from you proudly displayed on my craft room wall. I think of you whenever I look at it.

Hoping you are having a terrific summer Susan Faye!
xo Catherine

Amy Sisson said...

Why didn't anyone tell me these things bite?!

Vanillabeanseed said...

"These are left pawed! I cant use them! :["

Plushpussycat said...

"The scissors started it! I was just defending myself!"

Chrissykat said...

"But mom, Tim Gunn said to 'make it work!'"

KittyAnn said...

Oh if I only had thumbs I could take over the world with these scissors! >^..^<

Unknown said...

I love it! You are all making me giggle! Keep 'em coming!

teaberry said...

"Hmmm...why are these called pinking shears when they're blue?"


(I think you have my email; I ordered a couple of portraits)

Unknown said...

Hand over the 'nip and no body gets hurt.

Aimee Jeffries said...

In my quest for scissor world domination it struck me..."Shoot, I don't have thumbs, OR fingers..let me try the other end again please."

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

"If I can get these into the fishbowl..Harpoon time!!'

Marilia said...

I think he says:
"I think I'll let the human use the scissors and I'll take a nap! Well done!"

Birgit said...

"In my next life, I want to be human. Then I can properly use this thing!"

Oh, by the way, if I happen to be the lucky winner, I would love Wendy from The Year Of The Cats to get the prize. She has two darling cats, and is such a wonderful woman herself. She would definitely deserve a treat! :)

I currently don't have a cat (sigh), so I love to read about other people's cats' adventures. Hah!

Greetings from Germany,

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

How does Edward Scissorhands do it?

Unknown said...

Thank you Esmeralda for this cute caption: "Look at this nice round balloon! _I_ cut that out!"

Anonymous said...

Wait just a...do these have anything to do with Frankie next door becoming Francesca?!?

(Sorry..a sad bit of neutering humour.)

Linda B said...

I wonder if these things will open canned cat food.

lindab142 at gmail. com

Anonymous said...

"Scissors! Maybe I can help Mom with that beautiful quilt she's been working on..."

LOL or "that beautiful quilt she's been spending all her time on..."

Sometimes cats do like to be helpful!

dibbledabble1dolls said...

I swear I did't touch them! They walked right over to me!

Crafty Moira said...

Darn you, arch nemesis! One day, you will be mine!

skkorman said...

I'm feeling sassy today—I believe I shall run with scissors!