Hello my friends, Spot here!
Welcome to day five of our advent calendar! Just 20 days to go now until Santa comes to visit me! I hope he gets here OK because the weather in the UK today has been very stormy It’s been extremely windy – Lula, Friday and I decided we didn’t want to go out at all, and Harry & Robbie only went out for a short while!
But I digress! Take a look at this photo and see if you can work out what today’s phrase is
So today’s phrase isn’t “high five” (that’s just Lula being silly!) but rather a cat’s paw. There are two possible meanings for this To be labeled a “cat’s paw” means someone has taken advantage of you and you weren’t smart enough to “cat”ch on. The phrase has its origins in an old folk tale where a monkey tricks a cat into reaching into a fireplace to pull out some roasting chestnuts. The monkey then got the chestnuts from the cat, but the cat got burned Ooooh! I always make sure the fire isn’t on when I think about going up the chimney!
The other way the phrase is used is by sailors – cat’s paw means a brisk breeze that might catch you unawares (like the ones we’ve been having today!) – the way a playful cat might paw you.
So today, my friends, you got two for the price of one! We love a bargain!
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Day 6!
Take care my friends,
Love from Spot xxxxx