And wouldn't you say that every good kitty cat needs a treat now and again?
So picking up this Upjohn Unipet treat jar was totally justified!
Well, maybe not, but it's been on my list for quite a while and was super cheap to boot. I don't know what it is about those tiny graphic kittens and puppies, but they make my heart go pitter patter.
For you history nuts: The Upjohn Company wasn't actually a manufacturer of ceramics. They were a pharmaceutical company that contracted McCoy to produce these treat jars as promotional giveaways for their Unipet line of veterinary supplements, which was introduced in the mid 1960's. The jars came with tops in yellow, green, and orange.
The lid is missing it's bell (because pet-owners love being mobbed by their animals every time they go near the treat jar), but that's a easy fix. I'll just pick up some glue, yarn, and a cheap craft bell whenever we actually get around to bringing someone home from the shelter. We've done quite a lot of fostering and managed to find all of our charges new homes, but one of these days one of them will end up sticking around.
Speaking of furry beasts, that damned groundhog better start looking for a new line of work.
Does that look like Spring, Phil? Huh? Does it?!
Edit: I've been watching my Google Analytics and noticed that someone was directed to this blog by Googling "can I Plastidip my cat." Please don't.