Last night, some friends and I went out for sushi. The restaurant was unexpectedly fabulous, and the sushi was some of the best I’ve had outside of Japan.
As we walked in the door, we were greeted by this charmingly life-like cat decoration.
Happily, we were seated right next to the “cat”, and thus had dinner and a show. The cat was surprisingly realistic, and nearly every patron looked a bit taken aback as they entered the restaurant. Almost everybody cautiously approached the cat, finger outstretched, ready to jump back if the cat actually was alive.
After our spectacular dinner, we also decided to approach our furry friend. How on earth had the artist managed to make such a realistic looking toy? I got close, then a little bit closer, and then decided that taxidermy truly is an incredibly creepy hobby. Our dinner companion was without a doubt, an actual, honest to goodness ex-cat.
I was repulsed, and yet strangely fascinated.
As we left, I looked back at the former feline. It looked peaceful, and strangely happy. I suppose spending eternity in a sushi restaurant is as close to heaven as a cat can get!