It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!

Seriously! it really is… and as I titled today’s blog, I was curious just like a cat as to where this expression came from? So I Googled it. Isn’t that what we always do now?

“Other conjectures are the the hyperbole comes from a Greek saying, similar in sound, meaning “an unlikely occurrence,” and that the phrase derives from a rare French word, catadoupe (“a waterfall”), which sounds a little like cats and dogs. It could also be that the expression was inspired by the fact that cats and dogs were closely associated with the rain and wind the Northern mythology, dogs often being pictured as the attendants of Odin the strom god, while cats were believed to cause storms.”

They were several references to this saying of it’s raining cats and dogs, but I felt that this was “purr~fect” since the words “unlikely occurence” really says it all! It has been non-stop rain for almost a day now and is supposed to continue all of today. Ooh we so need that! The sound of those rain drops is really music to our ears here in Southern California. It is misty and foggy and all great things associated with rain.

I am planning on staying in all daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay today stitching and putting on a pot of chicken soup…even though I would rather have some more of Colleen’s fabulous Turkey Gumbo. OMG it was amazing!

It is cooking away in the pot behind as it was waiting for the addition of the rest of the roux, turkey meat and andouille sausage. Absolutely delicious!

This was one of several desserts that we created for the Thanksgiving festivities…a pumpkin cheesecake that was served with a praline topping. I am sorry Cheesecake Factory, yours pales in comparison!

I brought out the beautiful Christmas quilt that my sister made for me last year..and guess who took it right over?

and until next time…keep on stitching


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

6 thoughts on “It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!

  1. Thank you for sharing part of your feast! We’re almost done with left-overs. We’ve had steady rain in No. CA too…taking the home time opportunity to put my yarn into the Ravelry database. Back to stitching at the end of the week, I hope…there’s an awful lot of yarn…

  2. And there are some great “raining cats and dog canvases”! My favorite one by Danji Designs. I’d post the picture here….but it doesn’t seem the system allows it. The Christmas quilt is wonderful. You have a wonderful sister to make that for you!

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